Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Day 2 – Latest Results

Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Day 2 – Latest Results
Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Players 2017 (Credit: AELTC/Ben Queenborough)

Keep up-to-date with the latest results from Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Day 2, which features the men’s and ladies’ singles and doubles semi-finals.

MATCH RESULTS – FRIDAY, 14 JULY

Men’s Singles

Stefan Olsson (SWE) beat Shingo Kunieda (JPN) 6-4, 6-2

After beating 2016 champion Gordon Reid in his opening match, world No. 7 Stefan Olsson booked his place in his second successive Wimbledon men’s singles final with a confident performance against two-time Paralympic men’s singles gold medallist Shingo Kunieda, Kunieda, a three-time doubles champion at The Championships, will have to wait another year to launch his challenge for a first Wimbledon singles title.

Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) beat Alfie Hewett (GBR) 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3

Alfie Hewett’s hopes of becoming the second Brit to reach the men’s singles final in successive years came to an end against Australian Open and world No. 1 Gustavo Fernandez after a fascinating semi-final. Hewett got the better of a series of service breaks to take the opening set in 37 minutes, but after the players continued to trade games in the second set Fernandez eventually converted his fourth set point in the tie-break. The Argentine saw two match points go by at 5-2 up, while a third also disappeared at 5-3, but he finally sealed victory on his fourth match point.

Olsson plays Fernandez in the men’s singles final

Ladies’ Singles

Sabine Ellerbrock (GER) beat Yui Kamiji (JPN) 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(4)

Roland Garros finalist Sabine Ellerbrock ended Yui Kamiji’s hopes of becoming the first player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same season with a thrilling victory in the first women’s singles semi-final. Ellerbrock avenged her 7-5, 6-4 loss to Kamiji in the final in Paris last month to reach her second straight Grand Slam singles final.

Diede de Groot (NED) beat Aniek van Koot (NED) 6-0, 6-2

World  No. 3 Diede de Groot booked her place in the ladies’ singles final on her debut at The Championships with a remarkably accomplished performance against her compatriot Aniek van Koot. De Groot raced through the opening set in just 17 minuets and although she needed almost twice as long for the second set she completed a dominant victory after accruing almost twice as many points as van Koot, last yer’s beaten finalist.

Ellerbrock plays de Groot in the ladies’ singles final

Men’s Doubles

Stephane Houdet/Nicolas Peifer (FRA) beat Stefan Olsson (SWE)/Maikel Scheffers (NED) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

In a rematch of one of last year’s doubles semi-finals, French top seeds and 2016 runners-up Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer book their place back in the men’s doubles final.

Alfie Hewett/Gordon Reid (GBR) beat Gustavo Fernandez (ARG)/Shingo Kunieda (JPN) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Reigning champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid advanced to the men’s doubles final once again with a three set win over Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda. After taking the opening set Hewett and Reid’s hopes of a straight sets win improved a they cane back from 5-2 down in the second set. However, they were taken the distance before gaining the upper hand midway through the final set and closed out victory after two hours and four minutes.

Ladies’ Doubles

Marjolein Buis/Diede de Groot (NED) beat Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)/Lucy Shuker (GBR) 6-4, 6-1

Rio Paralympic silver medallists Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot ensure a Dutch presence in the ladies’ doubles final as Sabine Ellerbrock and Lucy Shuker bow out in the semi-finals for the second successive year.

Jordanne Whiley (GBR)/Yui Kamiji (JPN) beat Dana Mathewson (USA)/Aniek van Koot (NED) 6-4, 6-4

Three-time Wimbledon champions  Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamji began their campaign for a fourth successive title at The Championships with a narrow win over Dana Mathewson and Aniek van Koot. Whiley and Kamiji finally consolidated the all-important break of serve as Whiley served out the opening set. After initially going 2-0 up in the second set Whiley and Kamji had to come from 4-3 down before wrapping up victory with a sequence of three successive games.

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