Jordanne Whiley at the 2019 LTA British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships, Nottingham, UK
Jordanne Whiley at the 2019 LTA British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships, Nottingham, UK | (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Wheelchair Tennis | Gordon Reid & Jordanne Whiley claim grass court titles

By Glenys Furness

  • Gordon Reid claim singles title at Queens Club
  • Jordanne Whiley secured the doubles title in Birmingham
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK – Gordon Reid entered the wheelchair event at the Cinch Championship, held at the Queens Club. The Brit was unseeded and went on to win the title.


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Gordon Reid entered the Cinch Championship and was unseeded in the singles. In the first round, the quarter-final Reid drew his doubles partner Alfie Hewett who was the second seed. Hewett was unable to take the court, so withdrew from the match. Reid moved into the semi-final 0-0 (RET).

In the semi-final Reid was against Belgian Joachim Gerard. The Belgian started better and managed to break the Brit to take the lead. Reid, however, re-grouped in the second set breaking Gerard more or less at will. The Brit lost only one game in the set. The final set was a match tiebreak set. The Belgian got the mini break and looked to be taking the match. The Brit saved two match points, before finally getting ahead and booking a spot in the final 3-6, 6-1, 13-11.

The final saw the Brit against the reigning Wimbledon Champion Gustavo Fernandez. The Argentine was also the top seed. Reid was dominate throughout the final. Fernandez tried everything to take the match to the Brit. However, Reid was not giving up this title. The Brit broke the Argentine in both sets to take the title 6-2, 6-2.

Birmingham, UK

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At the WTA ranking event in Birmingham Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji teamed up and were against Kgothatso Montjane & Aniek Van Koot. The Brit/Japanese pair managed to break the South African/Dutch pair in the first set to take the lead. In the second set Montjane & Van Koot stayed toe to toe with the Whiley & Kamiji until the Brit/Japanese managed to break again. The Brit/Japanese claimed the title 6-3, 6-3 in good preparation for Wimbledon.

Wheelchair Round Up

Dermot Bailey was defeated by Stephane Houdet in the quarter-final at Queens 6-2, 6-0.

Dermot Bailey with Stephane Houdet were defeated by Tom Egberink & Gustavo Fernandez in the semi-final at Queens 6-1, 6-0.

Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett were defeated by Joachim Gerard & Stefan Olsson in the semi-final in Queens 0-0 (RET).

Abbie Breakwell was defeated by Jordanne Whiley in the quarter-final in Birmingham 6-0, 6-2.

Jordanne Whiley was defeated by Yui Kamji in the semi-final in Birmingham 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.


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