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Top seven women’s single seeds qualify for quarterfinals at British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

With two days of competition finished at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham’s Tennis Centre, the top seven seeds in the women’s single event have all qualified through to the quarterfinals. Germany’s Katharina Kruger was the only seeded player not to advance, and she was seeded eighth.

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Top seeded Yui Kamiji of Japan with meet seventh seeded South African Kgothatso Montjane today. Fourth seeded Dutch player Jiske Griffioen will countrywoman and sixth seed Marjolein Buis. Third seeded Germany player Sabine Ellerbrock will take on Kanako Domori. Domori advanced after first beating Great Britain’s Luz Esperanza Merry 6-0 and 6-0 in the first round, and then beating Kruger 3 – 6, 6 – 3 and 6 – 4 in the second round. British player and fifth seeded Jordanne Whiley will meet second seeded Dutch player Aniek Van Koot.

The left handed twenty-one year old Kamiji is currently ranked as the world’s number one, and has a record of 27 wins and 3 losses coming into the event. Left handed twenty-four year old Van Koot is currently ranked second in the world, and has a win loss record this year of 24 – 4 coming into this event. Both are easily expected to advance through the bracket and into the finals. Kamiji blanked her Colombian opponent Johana Martinez 6 – 0 and 6 – 0 in the second round. Van Koot had a bit more of a challenge in taking down Great Britain’s Louise Hunt, who is currently ranked eighteenth in the world, going 6 – 3 and 6 – 1 in her victory.

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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