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Vergeer wins British Open title



July 22, 2012
World No. 1 Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands won her 12th women's singles titles in succession at the British Open, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

Vergeer won three games in succession to take a 4-1 first set lead against her compatriot and world No. 2 Aniek van Koot in the women's singles final and after maintaining her three game cushion to make it 5-2 the defending champion made a few uncharacteristic errors before edging a close game to take the set.

Vergeer dominated the second set as she forced van Koot into more errors and with van Koot serving to stay in the match she dropped her serve to love as Vergeer wrapped up a 62 60 win in 58 minutes.

"Today I didn't feel great confidence coming into the match, but after the first couple of games I felt I got into it and I've very happy to win the British Open for the 12th time. It gives m confidence heading into London 2012."

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