INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Yui Kamiji, golden wheelchair tennis player

Yui Kamiji is a Japanese wheelchair tennis player. She has won 26 major titles, as well as a Paralympic silver and bronze medal in singles and doubles, respectively, at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. She also won a bronze medal in singles at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

She won eight singles titles, including Roland Garros, and nine doubles trophies, which were highlighted by the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

In 2017, Kamiji became International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Champion for the second time in her career.

She was a dominant force on the circuit, winning three of four Grand Slam singles titles, at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. Kamiji sealed a total of 14 titles and was a finalist at the NEC Masters.

She had had another fantastic year in 2016, winning three Grand Slams in doubles.

The year began partnering with the Netherlands’ Marjolein Buis, with whom she won the Australian Open. At Roland Garros, Kamiji was back with her usual British partner Jordanne Whiley and also took the title.

Kamiji and Whiley proved to be a very strong partnership and they won the Wimbledon doubles title for a third straight year.

Her success in 2016 was close to her achievements in 2014 where she won all the doubles Grand Slams as well as singles titles at Roland Garros and the US Open.

In 2013, she was the first non-Dutchwoman to win the Masters title.

So many titles won by this fantastic wheelchair player.


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