16 Aug 2014

Kellerman, Kruger and Timmermans win in Wroclaw

Match Report

Photo: Piotr HawalejKatharina Kruger (GER)

Australia's Adam Kellerman retained his men's singles title as the Wroclaw Cup, part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, drew to a close on Saturday in Poland.

Germany's Katharina Kruger won the women's singles on the pemultimate day of action at the ITF 2 Series event, with Dorrie Timmermans-van Hall of Netherlands sealing the quad singles title eariler in the week after a four-way round-robin competition closed with three players having won two matches apiece. 

With just the men's singles final taking cente stage on the last day of play, heavy rain forced Kellerman's title decider against Britain's world No. 1 ranked junior Alfie Hewett indoors, with defending champion Kellerman completing a 63 75 victory.

World No. 9 Kruger also claimed her second Wroclaw Cup women’s singles title. The 2008 champion and this year's top seed dominated her final against second seed Spaanstra, earning a 63 60 victory to seal her fifth singles title of 2014.

Spaanstra gained some measure of recompense in the women’s doubles. Top seeds Spaanstra and Emmanuelle Morch edged past second seeds Emmy Kaiser of USA and Kruger 46 63 (10-6) to claim the title in a deciding championship tiebreak.

Kellerman led Sweden’s Stefan Olsson 6-3, 4-1 in their singles semifinal when former world No. 2 Olsson had to retire after problems with his tennis wheelchair. The other all-British semifinal saw top seed Marc McCarroll retire when trailing fourth seed Hewett 7-6(6) 5-2 to set Hewett up for his first ever match against Kellerman.

Kellerman ended the tournament with two titles, having partnered Austria’s Martin Legner to win the men’s doubles. Kellerman and Legner stretched their unbeaten record as a partnership to three tournaments after coming from behind in both sets to win the men’s doubles final against second seeds Olsson and David Phillipson 75 75.

Israel's Itay Erenlib and Italy's Antonio Raffaele, second and third to Timmermans-van Hall in the quad singles, paired up to win the quad doubles decider against Timmermans-van Hall and Poland's Jacek Wierdak 61 76(4).

Wroclaw Cup Draws