Friday, June 6, 2014

Kamiji sweeps wheelchair events at Roland Garros

Yui Kamiji, the top-seeded singles player in the women's wheelchair competition, won the French Open today when she defeated Aniek Van Koot 7-6, 6-4. Kamiji and partner Jordanne Whiley also won the doubles title. Seeded 2nd, Kamiji and Whiley defeated top seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 7-6, 3-6, 10-8.

The two top seeds in doubles both advanced to the final today. Number 1 seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai ended the run of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro, defeating them 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. 2nd seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci defeated Lucie Hradecka and Michaella Krajicek 6-1, 6-2. Errani and Vinci won the Australian Open in January.

In junior play, top seed Ivana Jurovic of of Serbia defeated 10th seed Francoise Abanda 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinals. In the other semifinal match, 8th seed Darya Kasatkina of Russia defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. In junior doubles, the team of Ducu and Rosca upset 4th seeds Bains and Black, and the 7th-seeded team of Bellis and Vondrousova defeated the team of Stefani and Zarazua ("Renata Zarazua" is a wonderful name).

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