Marjolein Buis

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Marjolein Buis
Full name Marjolein Buis
Country  Netherlands
Residence Beuningen
Born (1988-01-11) 11 January 1988 (age 26)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right handed
Coach(es) Aad Zwaan
Singles
Highest ranking No.3 (2012)
Current ranking No.5
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2011, 2012, 2013)
French Open F (2011), QF (2012, 2013)
US Open SF (2013), QF (2011)
Other tournaments
Masters 3rd (2013), 4th (2011, 2012), 7th (2010)
Paralympic Games QF (2012)
Doubles
Highest ranking No. 1 (2012)
Current ranking No.7
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2013, 2012), SF (2011)
French Open W (2012), SF (2011, 2013)
Wimbledon 3rd (2011, 2012, 2013)
US Open SF (2011, 2013)
Other Doubles tournaments
Masters Doubles 3rd (2010, 2011), 4th (2009, 2013), 6th (2012)
Paralympic Games Gold Medal (2012)
Last updated on: 12 January 2014.

Marjolein Buis (born 11 Jan 1988) is a Dutch wheelchair tennis player. She participated in the Paralympic Games in London, 2012, and won a GOLD medal in the women's doubles event with partner Esther Vergeer. Marjolein is a former World Number One in the doubles.[1]

Marjolein Buis was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. At the age of 14 she started to experience problems when walking. It turned out that she has a connective tissue disorder, the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrom, which affects the stability of the joints. She would never be able to play able bodied sports again. At the age of 17 Marjolein discovered wheelchair tennis. In 2010 she gratuated in Social Work and became a full-time tennis player. She qualified for the Paralympic Games in Londen 2012 and reached the quarter final in singles and won GOLD in doubles with her partner Esther Vergeer. Marjolein is still a full-time player and her goal is to win a medal in singles at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016. In her spare time she studies Psychology.[2]

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