Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wheelchair ace bares body and soul -

Wheelchair ace bares body and soul -

Not the words you would expect to hear from one of the world's top sportswomen, especially one who has been in a wheelchair since the age of eight following an operation on a spinal defect.

But Esther Vergeer is no ordinary sportswoman. The 29-year-old is one of the most dominant athletes in the world -- yet she remains virtually unknown outside her own particular sport.

Considering Vergeer has not lost a tennis match since 2003, a mind-blowing run of 396 consecutive wins, it seems strange that the Dutchwoman is now making headlines for events off the court, rather than for her achievements on it.

However, her recent naked appearance on the cover of ESPN Magazine's 2010 "Body Issue" publication, with a strategically-placed tennis racket hiding her modesty, has suddenly propelled her into the public eye.

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

She might be a PWD or OKU in Malaysia. The best wheelchair women tennis player ever and she will have a run to 500 consecutive wins that no one can match. A world record and to find match in chess.

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