Korie Homan

Dutch female wheelchair tennis player

Korie Homan (born 16 June 1986, de Wijk) is a retired Dutch wheelchair tennis player. Homan was part of the current Paralympic doubles champion team. Homan is the former Australian Open Champion. She has won all the Grand Slam doubles titles. In 2009 she complete the Grand Slam with Esther Vergeer. In 2011 Homan retired from playing because of a wrist injury.

Korie Homan
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceNieuwleusen, Netherlands
Born (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 37)
de Wijk, Netherlands
Turned pro2003
Retired2011
PlaysRight Handed
Official websitehttp://www.koriehoman.nl/
Singles
Career record192-85
Highest rankingNo. 2 (19 November 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (2010)
French OpenF (2008, 2009)
US OpenF (2005, 2009)
Other tournaments
MastersF (2007, 2008, 2009)
Paralympic Games Silver Medal (2008)
Doubles
Career record142-59
Highest rankingNo. 1 (27 July 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2009)
French OpenW (2009)
WimbledonW (2009)
US OpenW (2005, 2009)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2005, 2009)
Paralympic Games Gold Medal (2008)
Medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Women's wheelchair tennis
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Women's singles
Last updated on: 9 December 2011.

Early life

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Homan was born to Jan and Gina Willem. Homan has two older sisters.[1] At the age of 12 Homan was involved in a car accident. In 2003, when she finished school she had her leg cut off (amputated)[2]

Wheelchair tennis

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Homan first appeared on the wheelchair tennis tour in 2003. By the end of the season she had reached number 23. Homan did not have a ranking at the start of the year.[3] In 2004 at the age of 17 Homan won her first Masters title. She won the doubles with Jiske Griffioen.[4] At the 2005 US Open Homan reached her first Grand Slam finals. She reached both the singles and the doubles final. In the singles she lost in straight sets to Vergeer.[5] But she won the doubles with Vergeer.[6] In 2006 Homan won her first two series one titles. She won both the singles and doubles titles in Livorno.[7] Homan also reached her second Grand Slam doubles final. At the US Open Maaike Smit was her team mate. They lost in straight sets to Vergeer and Griffioen.[8] The pair also lost the final of the Masters.[9] Homan started 2007 by losing in the final of the Australian Open doubles. Her partner in the event was Florence Gravellier. They lost the final in a match tiebreaker.[10] At the US Open Homan was joined by Sharon Walraven. The pair reached the final before losing. Homan also had final defeats at the Super Series events of the British, Japan and US Opens. Homan lost both finals at the Masters. In 2008 Homan lost both the singles and doubles finals at the Australian and French Opens. She also lost in the singles final at the Masters. At the Paralympic Games Homan won a Gold Medal in the doubles event.[11] She also won a silver medal in the singles. In the final she became the first player in over five years to hold match point against Vergeer.[12] Homan's last competition was the 2010 Australian Open. In July 2011 Homan said that she had retired because of a wrist injury.[13]

Outside of tennis

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Homan has a degree in biomedical science. As of September 2010, she is studying Veterinary Medicine.

References

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  1. "Family". Korie Homan (in Dutch). koriehoman.nl. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. "My Story". Korie Homan (in Dutch). koriehoman.nl. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  3. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15217[permanent dead link]
  4. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14918[permanent dead link]
  5. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15791[permanent dead link]
  6. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15790[permanent dead link]
  7. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16890[permanent dead link]
  8. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16924[permanent dead link]
  9. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=17166[permanent dead link]
  10. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=17303[permanent dead link]
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2011-10-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-09-17. Retrieved 2011-10-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=22911[permanent dead link]

Other websites

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Preceded by
Jiske Griffioen / Esther Vergeer
Year End Number 1 – Doubles Award
2009
Succeeded by
Sharon Walraven
Preceded by
Aniek van Koot
Female Player of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Sabine Ellerbrock