Bodies We Want 2010

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Esther Vergeer

Photograph By Finlay Mackay for ESPN The Magazine

COMPETITIVE STREAK: "Esther is undefeated through 396 straight matches. But sometimes people see her in a wheelchair and think that she's not a 'full' person. Nothing annoys her more. Her thinking has always been 'Make something of your life'. Even if there were a magic pill that allowed her to walk again, I'm not sure she'd take it. She enjoys the challenge that much." -- Sander Vergeer, brother