Great Paralympic moments: Esther Vergeer becomes the most decorated wheelchair tennis player in Paralympic history

Esther Vergeer of Netherlands plays a backhand in her match against Aniek Van Koot of Netherlands in the final of the Women's singles match at the London 2012 Paralympic Games (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Esther Vergeer of Netherlands plays a backhand in her match against Aniek Van Koot of Netherlands in the final of the Women's singles match at the London 2012 Paralympic Games (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 30 August 2020, we take a look at Esther Vergeer who became the most decorated wheelchair tennis player in Paralympic Games history 

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 13 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting moments from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

The greatest wheelchair tennis player

Esther Vergeer's career is in many ways unrivalled.

When she finally hung up her racket, the Dutch player had accumulated 48 Grand Slam titles and was undefeated in singles matches for over nine years. But perhaps her greatest achievement was at London 2012 where her singles and doubles wins brought her total number to an unprecedented seven Paralympic gold medals.

Great Paralympic Moments: Esther Vergeer, London 2012