Results 1998

Masters 1998, NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 17.11 - 22.11 1998
1st round Sonja - Esther Vergeer: 2-6; 6-2; 2-6
2nd round Sonja - Yuka Chokyu: 4-6; 4-6
3rd round Sonja - Hope Lewellen: 5-7; 7-5; 6-1

US Open, Irvine, United States, 12.10 - 18.10 1998
Women's singles: quarter finals won from Sharon Clark (no.3): 6-4, 6-0
semi-finals defeated by Daniela di Toro (no.1): 7-6, (9-7), 6-3
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): WINNER
finals won from Maaike Smit/Hope Lewellen: 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Tahoe International Champs, Truckee, Cal. USA, 02.10 - 04.10 1998
Women's singles: semi-finals

Disporta Midden-Brabant Open, Goirle, The Netherlands, 11.09 - 13.09 1998
Women's singles: finalist
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): WINNER

French Open, Paris, France, 26.08 - 30.08
Women's singles: quarter final
Women's doubles (with Kimberly Dell): finalist

German Open (CS3), Munich, Germany, 12.08 - 16.08
Women's singles: WINNER
Women's doubles (with Christel Seyen): semi-finals

Austrian Open (CS3), Groß-Siegharts, Austria, 04.08 - 09.08
Women's singles: quarter finals
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): WINNER

Zeeland Open (NRR), Koudekerke, 31.07 - 02.08
Women's singles: WINNAAR
Women's doubles (with Angela Maas): WINNER

British Open, Nottingham, Great Britain, 20.07 - 26.07 1998
Women's singles: finalist
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): WINNER

A fantastic achievement!!
Together with the US Open, the British Open belongs to the highest ranked Super Series.
In the quarter finals of the singles Sonja defeated Olympic champion Maaike Smit (no. 2 of the ranking) 6-3/6-4
and in the semi-finals Brigitte Ameryckx (no. 5) 6-1/3-6/6-4.
In the finals Daniela di Toro (no. 1) was too strong for her: 4-6/1-6

Belgian Open, Jambes, Belgium, 14.07 - 19.07 1998
Women's singles: quarter finals
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): WINNER

Dutch Open, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 07.07 - 12.07 1998
Women's singles: quarter finals
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): semi-finals

Kiwanis Amsterdam Open, Amsterdam, 11.06 - 14.06 1998
Women's singles: semi-final
Women's doubles (with Esther Vergeer): WINNER

Lakeshore World Challenge, Birmingham, USA, 03.06 - 07.06 1998
Women's singles: WINNER. This is Sonja's first victory in a Championship 2 tournament.
Women's doubles (with Sharon Clark): semi-final

USTA National Outdoor, Atlanta, USA, 28.05 - 31.05 1998
Women's singles: semi-finals
Women's doubles (with Hope Lewellen): runner-up

Welzorg Open Wervershoof, Wervershoof, 13.03-15.03 1998
Women's singles: quarter final
Women's doubles: WINNER

New-Zealand Open, Christchurch, 10.02 - 13.02 1998
Women's singles: quarter final
Women's doubles: WINNER
Mixed doubles: WINNER

Australian Open, Melbourne, 04.02 - 07.02 1998
Women's singles: semi-final
Women's doubles: semi-final

Sydney Summer Open, 29.01 - 01.02 1998
Women's singles: semi-final
Women's doubles: semi-final