Diede de Groot claims first Grand Slam tennis title

PARIS — Diede de Groot has joined two former French champions in becoming the first player to win the singles, doubles and mixed doubles at a Grand Slam wheelchair tennis event, the 2015 Wimbledon…

Diede de Groot claims first Grand Slam tennis title

PARIS — Diede de Groot has joined two former French champions in becoming the first player to win the singles, doubles and mixed doubles at a Grand Slam wheelchair tennis event, the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.

De Groot, of Luxembourg, and her doubles partner Sabine Ellerbrock claimed the final for the second year in a row to claim a 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 victory over Gisela Dulko and Natalie Grandin on Sunday.

The 23-year-old De Groot opened her French Open campaign this weekend with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over 11th-seeded Canadian Daniela Hantuchova.

De Groot, a former doubles specialist who has won 46 career doubles titles, was at Roland Garros to watch Dulko make a run to the women’s singles final last year. The Argentine was beaten by fellow countrywoman Anabel Medina Garrigues.

De Groot is currently ranked fourth in the world and is attempting to win her third Grand Slam title of the year. The Paris Masters is next week.

Ellerbrock is ranked 27th and is a former junior star.

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