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Old Mar 8th 2013, 8:53 am
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Well, I'd guess you'd have nothing on Esther Vergeer's achievements.

Never heard of her?

She's rather good at tennis.

These champions have said this about her:-

Richard Krajicek: "Maybe the most successful athlete of all time."
Maria Sharapova: "She shows true love and passion."
Rafael Nadal: "Amazing for her will and ability."

"Wheelchair tennis champion Esther Vergeer has retired after going over 10 years unbeaten.

The last time she lost was to Daniele di Toro in Sydney on 30 January 2003, winning the next 470 matches."


Vergeer's 10 years at the top

Unbeaten singles run: 470 matches
Titles won: 169
Matches won 6-0 6-0: 95
Match points faced: 1 (in 2008 Paralympic Final)
Vergeer, won four Paralympic tennis singles gold medals
She also won three golds in doubles

Simply amazing.

Full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/21426554
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She's great, but she got a bit of stick a while back for this:
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She's great, but she got a bit of stick a while back for this:
Looks like she went to get the newspaper and the front door closed after her!!!!!!!!!
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She's great, but she got a bit of stick a while back for this:
You would, wouldn't you
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She's great, but she got a bit of stick a while back for this:
"Vergeer is the most dominant player wheelchair tennis has ever seen, yet her inclusion in a magazine which sees prominent athletes bare their bodies has created as many headlines as anything she has achieved in her illustrious career.

"I wasn't that confident about my body, but they assured me I would have the final say on what photos were published and the photographer made me feel at ease," Vergeer told CNN.

"I just think it's really cool that they wanted to put a disabled athlete on their front cover, and I am very happy with the photos."

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/te...ked/index.html

Fair enough, no?
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PS trust you Dean... surprised no mention of grunting...
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You would, wouldn't you
I would, as in 'I would.......... with her'? Yes.

I would, as in 'I would.......... pose naked in a wheelchair'? No.

Actually, I'd probably do that too............
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"Vergeer is the most dominant player wheelchair tennis has ever seen, yet her inclusion in a magazine which sees prominent athletes bare their bodies has created as many headlines as anything she has achieved in her illustrious career.

"I wasn't that confident about my body, but they assured me I would have the final say on what photos were published and the photographer made me feel at ease," Vergeer told CNN.

"I just think it's really cool that they wanted to put a disabled athlete on their front cover, and I am very happy with the photos."

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/te...ked/index.html

Fair enough, no?
No problem for me, but a number of the Paralympian wimmin made some noise.....
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I would, as in 'I would.......... pose naked in a wheelchair'? No.

Actually, I'd probably do that too............
In some sick and perverted way, I think I'd like to see that...
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I would, as in 'I would.......... with her'? Yes.

I would, as in 'I would.......... pose naked in a wheelchair'? No.

Actually, I'd probably do that too............
I meant both...
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In some sick and perverted way, I think I'd like to see that...
On a related note, watched The Sessions (with Helen Hunt in the naught naked nude) last night. Bloody good.
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