30 Jun 2013

Kunieda, Kamiji, Wagner win Paris titles


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Photo: Gregory PicoutShingo Kunieda (JPN)

Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji secured a Japanese double in the men’s and women’s singles, while David Wagner secured his sixth title in Paris on Sunday’s sixth and final day of the BNP Paribas Open de France, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

World No. 1 Kunieda claimed his third successive men’s title at the Super Series event after beating world No. 3 Maikel Scheffers in the final for the second time in three years. He overcame the Dutchman 60 62 on this occasion to clinch his second Super Series title of the year.

Kunieda added the singles title to the men’s doubles title he won with Stephane Houdet, following up their victory at Roland Garros.

Japan Open champion Kamiji secured her second successive Super Series title and moved ahead 2-1 in her career head-to-heads against world No. 2 Sabine Ellerbrock as the fourth seed won the Open de France title with a 62 36 62 victory.

Kamiji also completed the tournament with the women’s doubles title after partnering Britain’s Jordanne Whiley to victory on Saturday’s penultimate day of play, the second seeds defeating the top seeds Lucy Shuker and Aniek van Koot in the final.

Wagner won his sixth title in Paris since 2005 as the world No. 1 regained the quad singles crown he had last won in 2011 with a straight-sets win over world No. 7 Anders Hard of Sweden.

Wagner's 64 62 victory marked his second Super Series title in a row after his success at the Japan Open. He also completed the tournament with two titles after partnering Canada’s Adrian Dieleman to win the quad doubles.

BNP Paribas Open de France Draws and Results



Photos

  • Shingo Kunieda (JPN)David Wagner (USA)
  • Yui Kamiji (JPN)Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)

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