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Wimbledon 2023: De Groot closes in on 11th Grand Slam in a row

London, ENGLAND – The phenomenal Diede de Groot (NED) is just two matches away from making more history on the Wimbledon grass, with Team Yonex’s women’s wheelchair star attempting to win an 11th consecutive Grand Slam. 

With her 6-3, 6-3 victory over South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane, the Dutchwoman reached the semi-finals and also extended her winning streak to 109 matches, the second-longest undefeated run in the sport’s history.

In 2021 and 2022, the Yonex ambassador became the first player in any discipline to win all four Grand Slams in a season two years in a row, and she has already added this season’s Australian Open and Roland-Garros titles. Winning the Wimbledon title again would put her three quarters of the way to accomplishing that feat for a third season in succession, which would enhance her status as one of the sport’s most iconic figures. 

Other big numbers could flow from De Groot’s Yonex racquet – she is trying to win Wimbledon for a fifth time, which would give her a 19th Grand Slam singles title. 

Oda searching for more happiness in London 

After the happiest day of Tokito Oda‘s (JPN) life in Paris – where winning the Roland-Garros title made the 17-year-old the youngest Grand Slam champion in history, as well as the younger ever World No. 1 – he is looking for more joy in London. 

Oda opened with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over fellow Japanese Takuya Miki which took him the semi-finals. He is trying to become the third man to win the Roland-Garros and Wimbledon wheelchair men’s singles titles in the same season. 

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