08 Apr 2007

Kunieda, Vergeer and Wagner win at Florida Open

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Shingo Kunieda (JPN) won his Florida Open singles title on Sunday, while Esther Vergeer (NED) claimed her sixth Women's title in Boca Raton and David Wagner (USA) clinched his second Quad title at the second ITF 1 Series event of the 2007 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

World No 1 Kunieda defeated compatriot and fourth seed 62 63 to claim the Men's Main Draw Singles title and consolidate his place at the top of the world rankings.

In another final between a top seed and a fourth seed, Vergeer powered past fellow Dutchwoman Jiske Griffioen 61 61 in the Women's Singles decider, having dropped just eight games in four matches en route to winning in Boca Raton for the sixth time.

The Quad Main Draw Singles final saw second seed David Wagner (USA) beat World No 1 Peter Norfolk (GBR) for the second successive week and after three successive years of finishing runner-up to the Briton in Boca Raton. In yet another three set match between the two rivals Wagner prevailed 46 63 62 to regain a title he had previously won in 2003.

Both the Men's and Women's Main Draw Doubles finals were won by the singles finalists, with second seeds Kunieda and Saida sweeping aside top seeds Robin Ammerlaan and Michael Jeremiasz (FRA) 63 62 in the Men's Main Draw Doubles. Meanwhile, top seeds Griffioen and Vergeer stretched their unbeaten doubles record as they beat compatriots and second seeds Korie Homan and Maaike Smit 63 62 in the Women's final.

With all three Main Draw Singles winners going on to claim a brace of titles, Wagner partnered fellow American Nick Taylor as the top seeds successfully defended their Quad Main Draw Doubles title with a comfortable 61 61 win over Dutch pairing Dorrie Timmermans Van Hall and Bas Van Erp.

Day 1 report - Phillipson stars on first day in Boca Raton

Day 2 report - Seeds remain in command in Boca Raton

Day 3 report - Norfolk and Wagner reach another Florida Open final

Day 4 report - Kunieda and Saida set up Boca Raton final

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