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  • Name: Demi Schuurs
  • Nickname: Deem or Dem
  • Birthdate: 01-08-1993
  • Birthplace: Sittard (Netherlands)
  • Residence: Nieuwstadt (Netherlands)
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Plays: Right-handed (two handed backhand)
  • Favourite surface: Grass
  • Titles doubles ITF: 20
  • Titles doubles WTA: 10

Demi was born in Sittard on August 1, 1993. She was raised in Nieuwstadt, with only 3 years old she had her first training with an half squash racket. The following years she was playing tennis in TC Born. At 8 years she started to train in LTA with Tom Devries. At this moment Demi is still training at LTA in Maaseik. Demi was an active kid and combined tennis and football from her 6 till 12 years. With the higher risk for injuries in football she decided to stop and moved her focus for 100% to tennis.

From her 17th on Demi started to play professional. Nice to know is that she spends more time with the Belgians then with the Dutchies. This explains also her Belgian accents when you have a conversation with her. In 2011 she reached one of her career highlights as she qualified for all 4 Grand Slams junior finals in doubles, and she wins Australian Open and US Open. What was even more special is that she did this with 4 different doubles partners.

When on her 18th she had to move up from juniors to seniors, she had to start from the beginning again down from the bottom but her hard work payed off. As in 2012 she got selected for the Netherlands FedCup, ‘’for my feeling that’s where my tennis career really started’’. In 2015 she choose to put her focus 100% on doubles, what turned out as a good choice because later that year she wins her first WTA in Katowice and a second one in WTA Boekarest. From then on she competed in the main draw from the Grand Slam events. At this moment she is ranked 14th in the world doubles ranking (November 4, 2019).

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  • GEZOCHT!! Heeft er iemand in Limburg (NL) een tennisbaan (in goede staat) in de tuin waar ik gebruik van kan/mag maken? 🎾
  • It is a pity but, safety first! #olympicgames2020 🇳🇱
  • Based on the advice of local medical and public health professionals, we have been informed this year’s WTA tournament in Indian Wells will be postponed due to COVID-19. 😩 We don’t know yet when the tournament will take place.
  • That was the end of our perfect streak 🤪 Lost first round in Doha 4-6 6-7. Opponents played a really well. It was a high quality match. Thanks for playing with me, Ash. Always a pleasure to be next to you. 👍🏼🎾 @ashbarty #GoodHandsMate 👌🏼
  • Lost second round in Dubai 6-0 0-6 1-10. A strange score, with lots of ups and downs in the entire match. Next stop is Doha. 🎾
  • Good first round win 6-3 6-1, BAM! 💪🏼 Wednesday or Thursday second round @ WTA Dubai 🎾
  • Proud godmother of this beautiful baby boy 👶🏼 Vince 😍 Congrats @jessyevers @philippegoijens 😊
  • Lost the deciding doubles 6-4 3-6 6-7. This is one of the most painful losses in my career 😫. However, it was a great week together with the team. I want to thank the entire team for the support, the fight, and for everything 😘. Also, a special thanks to all the fans. It was an amazing atmosphere in The Hague. I regret it now, but I was too disappointed to say a few words after our doubles yesterday. You guys made the day special and it was, for me, one of the matches with the best atmosphere. Hope we can do it all again together, but then with a better end 💪🏼 THANKS! 🇳🇱 🦁
Biography | Demi Schuurs