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Jui Kamiji and Jiske Griffioen scheduled to meet in NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters semi-finals

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With the  NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters semi-finals scheduled to be played today at London’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,  Japan’s Jui Kamiji and the Netherland’s Jiske Griffioen are scheduled to play in a match that pits world number 1 against world number 2.

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On paper, it is difficult to predict who should win. Kamiji won the event in 2013, while Griffioen won it in 2012. The pair have met fifteen times since 2010, with Griffioen winning seven of those encounters including the most recent at the Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open.  In all eight of this year’s meetings, Kamiji has wracked up six wins.

 

Kamiji’s played world number 3, Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock, in her final game in group play. The game went 3 – 6, 7 – 5, and 7 – 6 (3) with the Japan player eeking out a win. Griffioen came out of group play undefeated, beating South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane’s 6 – 3 and 7 – 5 in her final game.

 

The other women’s semi-final features Great Britain’s Jordanne Whiley and the Netherland’s Aniek van Koot. Whiley exited group play undefeated. van Koot had 14 time Dutch NEC Masters champion Esther Vergeer watching her qualify for the semi-finals.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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