Korie Homan

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Korie Homan
Country  Netherlands
Residence Nieuwleusen, Netherlands
Born 16 June 1986 (1986-06-16) (age 27)
de Wijk, Netherlands
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2011
Plays Right Handed
Official website http://www.koriehoman.nl/
Singles
Career record 192-85
Highest ranking No. 2 (19 November 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2010)
French Open F (2008, 2009)
US Open F (2005, 2009)
Other tournaments
Masters F (2007, 2008, 2009)
Paralympic Games Silver medal Paralympics.svg Silver Medal (2008)
Doubles
Career record 142-59
Highest ranking No. 1 (27 July 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2009)
French Open W (2009)
Wimbledon W (2009)
US Open W (2005, 2009)
Other Doubles tournaments
Masters Doubles W (2005, 2009)
Paralympic Games Gold medal Paralympics.svg Gold Medal (2008)

Last updated on: 9 December 2011.

Korie Homan 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.

Early Life[change | edit source]

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.[2]

Wheelchair tennis[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

Homan has a degree in biomedical science.[14] As of September 2010, she is studying Veterinary Medicine.[15]


References[change | edit source]

  1. "Family" (in Dutch). Korie Homan. koriehoman.nl. http://www.koriehoman.nl/pages/familie.html. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. "My Story" (in Dutch). Korie Homan. koriehoman.nl. http://www.koriehoman.nl/pages/mijn-verhaal.html. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  3. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15217
  4. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=14918
  5. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15791
  6. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=15790
  7. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16890
  8. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16924
  9. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=17166
  10. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=17303
  11. http://www.itftennis.com/paralympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19310
  12. http://www.itftennis.com/paralympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19304
  13. http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=22911
  14. http://www.koriehoman.nl/pages/studie.html
  15. http://www.koriehoman.nl/pages/23/list/21/93/Blessure.html

Other Websites[change | edit source]

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