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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Tennis

Olsson and van Koot win in Adelaide

Wheelchair Tennis player Stefan Olsson remains unbeaten in 2011 17 Jan 2011

Sweden's Wheelchair Tennis player Stefan Olsson remains unbeaten in 2011 after winning his second NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour title in successive weeks at the City of Prospect Wheelchair Open in Adelaide, Australia.

In a re-match of the previous week's Queensland Open in Brisbane world No. 3 Olsson beat British third seed David Phillipson 6:3 6:1 in the semifinals, while former world No. 1 Michael Jeremiasz (FRA) reached his first tour final since last June's Memorial Santi Slivas after overcoming Australian second seed Ben Weekes 6:3 6:1 in the quarterfinals and fourth seed Yoshinobu Fujimoto of Japan 6:1 6:1 in the semifinals.

Jeremiasz met Olsson in his last previous final in Spain last summer, which was the first of four successive tournaments at which the two players have now met, and top seed Olsson completed his fourth successive win over the Frenchman to take the ITF 3 Series title 6:1 6:2 on a day when warm sunshine replaced the wet weather that had washed out the penultimate day of the tournament.

Olsson went on to clinch the men's doubles title, too, partnering Australia's Michael Dobbie to a 6:1 6:3 victory over second seeds Fujimoto and Niclas Larsson of Sweden.

World No. 5 Aniek van Koot gained just the second win of her career against both her compatriot Jiske Griffioen and Australia's Daniela di Toro to win the women's singles title in Adelaide ahead of both of last year's finalists.

On a busy final day, van Koot produced a superb performance to beat world No. 4 and defending champion Griffioen 6:2 6:0, whilst also prevailing in three sets to beat world No. 2 di Toro 6:2 2:6 6:2 and complete her four round-robin matches undefeated. Griffioen gained the runners-up honours after beating di Toro 6:0 7:5 earlier in the tournament.