Wheelchair tennis champ: ‘My disability doesn’t stop me from anything’

Wheelchair tennis champ: ‘My disability doesn’t stop me from anything’ - New York Post

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Wheelchair tennis champ: ‘My disability doesn’t stop me from anything’  New York Post

With her mighty forehand, Joanna Nieh sends a ball blistering past her opponent. “Nice point,” the other player cries. More impressive is that the forehand was delivered from a wheelchair, which is how Nieh, a 17-year-old Upper West Sider, plays tennis. Now the No. 1-ranked player in the US girls-singles wheelchair category, is competing June 6 to June 9 at the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Flushing Meadows, Queens. “I think that my disability doesn’t stop me from anything,” says Nieh, who has spina bifida, a birth defect that paralyzed her legs and led to at least ...


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