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The most dominant athlete in the world


Rafael Nadal has nothing on Esther Vergeer.  Neither does Michael Jordan nor LeBron James.  And Tiger Woods hasn't won a golf tournament all year, so he's nowhere close to Vergeer.

But if it weren't for one of our readers, Marley, I would never have even heard of her.  This past weekend, Vergeer won her 5th U.S. Open women's wheelchair tennis title.  And she hasn't lost any tennis match in the past 7 years.  You can read more about Vergeer here.

The 29-year-old Vergeer has won 396 straight matches. Photo courtesy of laureus.com.

Obviously, tennis doesn't get much publicity in the U.S. And wheelchair tennis gets even less.  But Vergeer's streak is remarkable.  And she's doing it in one of the wheelchair community's most popular, and fastest-growing, sports.

I have a feeling Nike may be getting a hold of her soon, and she too will have one of those commercials that send the right message!   




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