WORLD TEAM CUP TIES3
Last updated: 28/11/2023
WORLD TEAM CUP TIES 3
Last updated: 28/11/2023
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Get to know Cornelia Oosthuizen
- Lives: Fulham, London
- Trains: National Tennis Centre
- Likes: Steffi Graf, Inception (favourite film), The 39 Steps
A former British Army Women’s Tennis Captain, Oosthuizen sustained a tennis injury in 2014. She began her wheelchair tennis journey in 2017 and was selected to represent Team UK at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.
Oosthuizen had a fantastic week at BNP Paribas Internationa Paratennis tournament in Balma, France where she finished runner-up in the singles and doubles events. She narrowly missed out to Lola Ochoa, 6-2, 6-3 in the singles before the pair joined forces for the doubles where they lost out in a 6-2, 6-3 defeat to Caroline Cleaz Savoyen and Sandra Ventura Hostau.
Oosthuizen then went on to reach the semi-final of the Ath Open where she was knocked out by China's Luoyao Guo, 6-4, 7-5.
Oosthuizen was selected to represent her country at the World Team Cup, where Great Britain finished fourth overall. The Brit won four out of the seven rubbers she played during the week, but was a dominant force across the ties.
Oosthuizen teamed up with fellow Brit Lucy Shuker for the doubles event at the Bolton ITF 2 event. The Brits sailed through to the final where they finished runners up to French duo Pauline Deroulede and Emmanuelle March 7-6(4), 2-6, 10-6.
Oosthuizen competed in the Open Paratennis du Loiret, where she made it to the final of the doubles event alongside Angelica Bernal. Unfortunately, the pair suffered a 6-2, 6-1 defeat against the USA’s Dana Mathewson and compatriot Lucy Shuker, who also defeated Oosthuizen in the quarter-final of singles event.
In the quarter-finals of the British Open singles - Oosthuizen lost out to fourth seed Zhenzhen Zhu 7-6(6), 6-4.
Reached the women’s singles quarter-finals and women’s double semi-finals at the Kemal Sahin Open in Turkey, where she also partnered fellow Brit Lucy Shuker to the women’s doubles final at the Can Uner Open.
Made her competitive debut in the USA for the ITF 1 Georgia Open and the Cajun Classic Super Series, losing out in the women’s singles first round at both tournaments before winning the consolation final at the Georgia Open and reaching the consolation final of the Cajun Classic.
Started her 2022 season by contesting the ITF 3 and ITF 2 Bolton Indoor tournaments, the LTA’s first international wheelchair tennis tournaments of the year. Reached the women’s singles second round at the ITF 3 event and reached the consolation singles final at the ITF 2 event.
Won three singles titles during 2021, at the Vilnuis Open in Lithuania, the Znojmo Cup in the Czech Republic and the Open Internacional Ciudad de Rivas in Spain.
Also won four doubles titles during 2021, partnering Zoe Maras of France to win the women’s doubles at the Czech Open and the Znojmo Cup in the Czech Republic, partnering Dutchwoman Wendi Schutte to win at the Vilnius Open and Lola Ochoa of the Spain to win the Open Internacional Ciudad de Rivas.
- 2021 Won her first ITF 3 title in the women’s doubles at the Czech Open
- 2019 Won her first ITF women’s singles title at the Nairobi Open in December 2019
- 2019 World Team Cup women’s bronze medal on her GB debut
- 2018 Won her first ITF women’s doubles title at the Nottingham ITF Futures
- 2017 Invictus Games doubles bronze medallist