Sumary of Get to Know Diede de Groot, the First Wheelchair Tennis Player to Ever Achieve a Golden Slam:
- Tennis player Diede de Groot’s career goals, according to her website, are to stay No. 1 in the world, to win multiple Grand Slams, and to become a Paralympic champion.
- This win was historic due to the fact that de Groot officially completed a Golden Grand Slam, or Golden Slam, meaning she claimed victory in all four Grand Slams and an Olympic or Paralympic Games within a single calendar year.
- De Groot’s Golden Slam was the first of its kind in wheelchair tennis history.
- ” Just two hours or so after de Groot wrote her name in the record books, Australian quad player Dylan Alcott completed his own Golden Slam.