By Glenys Furness
- Andy Lapthorne claimed the Quads Doubles title
- Jordanne Whiley claimed the Ladies Wheelchair doubles
- Gordon Reid & Alfie Hewett claimed the Wheelchair doubles
WIMBLEDON, LONDON, UK – Andy Lapthorne, Jordanne Whiley, Gordon Reid & Alfie Hewett all claimed doubles titles in wheelchair events.
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Andy Lapthorne entered the singles and the doubles at Wimbledon. Lapthorne paired up with David Wagner his regular doubles partner. The Brit/American were against Dylan Alcott & Sam Schroder in the final. Lapthorne & Wagner dominated the first set. The Australian/Dutch pairing struggled to get on the board in the set. The Brit/American soon had the lead. Alcott & Schroder regrouped in the second and managed to break serve to level up the match. In the final set, both pairs stayed close, however Lapthorne & Wagner managed to obtain the break of serve to take the title 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
In the singles, Lapthorne was the second seed and faced Sam Schroder in the semi-final. The Dutchman broke serve at the end of the first set to take the lead. Lapthorne fought back in the second and forced a tiebreak. The Brit edged the breaker to level up the match. Unfortunately, in the final set Schroder once again broke serve to book a spot in the final 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3.
Lapthrone then faced Wagner in the play off for third place. The American broke serve to take the first set. The Brit regrouped in the second set, and broke Wagner to level up the match. The final set was close, however it was Lapthorne that secured the break of serve and took the win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Jordanne Whiley paired up again with Yui Kamiji and in the semi-final they were against Angelica Bernal & Momoko Ohtani. The Brit/Japanese were the second seeds and dominated Bernal & Ohtani. Whiley & Kamiji only lost three games to move into the final 6-1, 6-2.
In the final the Brit/Japanese were against Lucy Shuker & Kgothatso Montjane. The Brit/South African had defeated the top seeds in the previous round. Whiley & Kamiji dominated the first set, they didn’t lose a single game. The second set was very close, with Shuker & Montjane forcing a tiebreak. However, in the breaker once again the seeds dominated and lifted the title 6-0, 7-6(0).
Ladies singles results
Lucy Shuker was defeated by Diede De Groot in the quarter-final 6-4, 6-1.
Jordanne Whiley was defeated by Diede De Groot in the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.
Alfie Hewett & Gordon Reid once again teamed up for the doubles and were top seeds. In the semi-final the Brits were against Gustavo Fernandez & Shingo Kunieda. The Argentine/Japanese were outclassed in the first set as the Brits dominated. In the second set Fernandez & Kunieda tried to fight back, however the Brits secured the break of serve right at the end of the set. Hewett & Reid moved into the final 6-2, 7-5.
The final saw the Brits against Tom Egberink & Joachim Gerard. The top seeds were pushed in the first set, but eventually broke serve. The Dutch/Belgian pair were outplayed by the Brits in the second set as Hewett & Reid dominated to take the title 7-5, 6-2.
Alfie Hewett was defeated by Joachim Gerard in the quarter-final 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Gordon Reid was defeated by Joachim Gerard in the final 6-2, 7-6(2).
Other Wheelchair Results
Cornelia Oosthuizen was defeated by Jiske Griffioen in the semi-final in Spain 6-1, 7-6(7).
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