13 Jun 2004

Wikstrom Upsets Legner At Czech Open


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Championship Series 2, NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour

Peter Wikstrom (SWE) claimed his second major scalp in a month when he defeated second seed Matin Legner (AUT) 64 16 60 to reach Sunday's Men's Main Draw Singles final at the KPM Consult Czech Open, a part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
Sixth seed Wikstrom, who defeated Satoshi Saida (JPN) in mid-May to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open, will now take on World No 1 and defending champion Robin Ammerlaan (NED) in Sunday's final in Prostejov.
Ammerlaan booked his place in the final with a 64 60 win over third seed Tadeusz Kruszelnicki (POL).
Following their singles final Ammerlaan and Wikstrom will pair up to take on top seeds Legner and Miroslav Brychta (CZE) in the final of the Men's Main Draw Doubles.
Second seeds Ammerlaan and Wikstrom defeated the all-Dutch pairing of Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink 60 64 in their semi-final, while Legner and Brychta came through a tougher semi-final against Polish duo Kruszelnicki and Piotr Jaroszewski to prevail 64 64.
Florence Gravellier (FRA) and Karin Suter-Erath (SUI) completed victory in the Women's Main Draw Doubles on Saturday when they won their final match in five-way round-robin contest to finish unbeaten with four wins from four matches.
Gravellier and Suter-Erath's 60 62 victory over the all-Dutch pairing of Jiske Griffioen and Korie Homan proved to be the decisive win as Griffioen and Homan had won all of their other three matches.
Sven Hiller (GER) claimed victory in the Men's Second Draw Singles after defeating Michal Sember (CZE) 76(4) 64.
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