Ronald Vink

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Ronald Vink
Ronald Vink (NED) 2011 US Open.jpg
Vink at the 2011 US Open, New York
Country (sports)  Netherlands
Residence De Rijp, Netherlands
Born (1976-04-21) April 21, 1976 (age 39)
West-Graftdijk, Netherlands
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right Handed
Official website http://www.ronaldvink.nl
Singles
Highest ranking No. 4 (6 September 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2007, 2008)
French Open SF (2008)
US Open SF (2006)
Other tournaments
Paralympic Games Bronze medal Paralympics.svg Bronze Medal (2012)
Doubles
Career titles 39
Highest ranking No. 2 (4 July 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open F (2008)
Wimbledon W (2007, 2008, 2011)
US Open W (2010)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters Doubles W (2006, 2009, 2010)
Paralympic Games 4th (2008)

Ronald Vink (born April 21, 1976) is a professional wheelchair tennis player from the Netherlands.[1][2] He specializes in doubles but also plays singles.

Grand Slam performances[edit]

Vink has reached grand slam wheelchair doubles finals, capturing his first title at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships with compatriot Robin Ammerlaan. In 2008, he successfully defended his Wimbledon Wheelchair title by defeating the French duo of Stephane Houdet and Nicoles Peifer. In 2011 he won for the third time the final with his partner Maikel Scheffers.[3]

In singles, he has had less successes. Vink has never captured a singles title nor has he reached a final. His best effort came at the 2008 French Open, when he reached the semifinals.

Grand Slam Doubles Wheelchair finals[edit]

Wins (5)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
2007 Wimbledon Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan Japan Shingo Kunieda
Japan Satoshi Saida
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
2008 Wimbledon Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan France Stephane Houdet
France Nicolas Peifer
6–7(6), 6–1, 6–3
2010 US Open Netherlands Maikel Scheffers France Nicolas Peifer
United States Jon Rydberg
6–0, 6–0
2011 Wimbledon Netherlands Maikel Scheffers France Stephane Houdet
France Michael Jeremiasz
7–5, 6–2
2012 Australian Open Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan France Stephane Houdet
France Nicolas Peifer
6–2, 4–6, 6–1

Runner-ups (5)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
2007 Australian Open Netherlands Maikel Scheffers Japan Shingo Kunieda
Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan
6–2, 6–0
2008 Australian Open Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan Japan Shingo Kunieda
Japan Satoshi Saida
6–4, 6–3
2008 French Open Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan Japan Shingo Kunieda
Netherlands Maikel Scheffers
6–2, 7–5
2009 US Open Netherlands Maikel Scheffers France Stephane Houdet
Sweden Stefan Olsson
6–4, 4-6, 6–4
2011 US Open Netherlands Maikel Scheffers France Stephane Houdet
France Nicolas Peiffer
6–3, 6–1

Paralympic performances[edit]

He represented the Netherlands at the Paralympics in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Beijing 2008[edit]

He competed in singles and doubles. In both events he made it to the semifinals but lost there and lost again in the bronze medal match.

London 2012[edit]

He competed in the singles and doubles events. In the semifinals of the singles event he lost from Shingo Kunieda but won the bronze medal match from Maikel Scheffers.[4] In the bronze medal match of the doubles event he lost with his partner Robin Ammerlaan from the French Stephane Houdet and Michael Jeremiasz.

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open QF QF QF QF SF 0 / 3 0–3
French Open SF QF QF SF QF 0 / 3 1–3
US Open QF QF QF SF 0 / 4 1–4
Win–Loss 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 0 / 10 2–10

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open F F F W SF 1 / 5 3–3
French Open F F SF SF F 0 / 4 3–3
Wimbledon W W F F W F 3 / 6 8–2
US Open F NH F W F NH 1 / 4 5–3
Win–Loss 4–2 4–2 2–2 4–2 5–3 ?-? ?-? 4 / 15 19–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ronald Vink, player details". ITF Tennis.com. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Official website Ronald Vink". Ronald Vink. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Player profile: Ronald Vink". Wimbledon.com. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brons voor rolstoeltennisser Vink" (in Dutch). AD. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 

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