12 Jun 2013

Defending champions among Wimbledon entries


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Photo: Ian FarrantMichael Jeremiasz (FRA) and Tom Egberink (NED)

The entries have been confirmed for the Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis Doubles Event, a part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the third Grand Slam of the year, which takes place from 5-7 July 2013.

The top three ranked doubles partnerships at the entry deadline, plus one wildcard pairing, make up the four pairings for the men's and women's events.

Rankings quoted are the singles and doubles rankings of players at the entry cut-off date of 13 May 2013, with the combined ranking being the best combined ranking for partnerships based on their singles or doubles rankings of 13 May 2013.

MEN Singles Doubles Combined Best Ranking

Shingo Kunieda (JPN)/

Stephane Houdet (FRA)

1

2

3

1

2

Frederic Cattaneo (FRA)/

Ronald Vink (NED)

12

5

4

5

9

Gordon Reid (GBR)/

Maikel Scheffers (NED)

6

4

6

10

10

Michael Jeremiasz (FRA)/

Tom Egberink (NED)

8

11

2

8

10 (WC)



WOMEN Singles Doubles Combined Best Ranking

Aniek van Koot (NED)/

Jiske Griffioen (NED)

1

3

2

1

2

Lucy Shuker (GBR)/

Marjolein Buis (NED)

5

4

4

3

7

Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)/'

Sharon Walraven (NED)

2

7

5

7

9

Jordanne Whiley (GBR)/

Yui Kamiji (JPN)

9

11

6

8

14 (WC)

 

The men’s entries include reigning champions Tom Egberink of Netherlands and Michael Jeremiasz of France, who were also the 2011 Doubles Masters champions.

The reigning Doubles Masters Champions Stephane Houdet of France and Shingo Kunieda of Japan are also in the field after winning their second Roland Garros title last week. Houdet and Kunieda were the runners-up at Wimbledon in 2010, a year in which they also won the Australian Open doubles title before going on to win the first of their Roland Garros titles later that season.

Maikel Scheffers, a former winner of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon, partners Brit Gordon Reid this after Reid reached the men’s doubles final last week on his debut at Roland Garros. Frederic Cattaneo, a runner-up at Roland Garros in 2012, partners another former Wimbledon champion, Ronald Vink.

The women’s entries include defending champions Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot of Netherlands, who have also won the Australian Open and Roland Garros women’s doubles titles since their victory at Wimbledon in 2012, as well as winning the women’s doubles silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Among their opposition will be Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany and Sharon Walraven of Netherlands, the partnership that Griffioen and van Koot beat in last week’s Roland Garros final.

Australian Open runners-up Marjolein Buis of Netherlands and Lucy Shuker of Great Britain, who were also semifinalists at Roland Garros, pair up at Wimbledon for the first time. Jordanne Whiley, with whom Shuker reached the Wimbledon final in 2012, partners Japan’s Yui Kamiji this year. Kamiji and Whiley won last week’s Korea Open in their first ever tournament together.

A total of £38,000 in prize money is on offer in 2013 for the Wheelchair Tennis Doubles events at Wimbledon.



Photos

  • Michael Jeremiasz (FRA) and Tom Egberink (NED)Aniek van Koot and Jiske Griffioen (NED)
  • Ronald Vink (NED)Shingo Kunieda (JPN) and Stephane Houdet (FRA)

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