Yui Kamiji wins second successive Japan Open

Gordon Reid and David Wagner also crowned champions 22 May 2018
three wheelchair tennis players in action

(clockwise from left) Kamiji, Reid and Wagner are the winners of the 2018 Japan Open

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Yui Kamiji and Gordon Reid claimed the men’s and women’s singles titles for a second successive year at the Japan Open, the third Super Series in 2018, after winning their respective finals in the city of Iizuka.

David Wagner also made it onto the roll of honour for 2018 as he won the quad singles final.

World No. 1 Kamiji wrapped up her sixth straight Japan Open women’s singles title after defeating 2012 champion and third seed Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany 6-0, 6-4.

Kamiji joined forces with Italian Giulia Capocci to complete the tournament with both singles and doubles titles, as did Reid.

World No. 5 Reid reached the men’s singles final without dropping a set. That was to all change in the final against world No. 3 and eight-time Japan Open champion Shingo Kunieda as the two players split the first two sets, but Reid dominated the decider to beat home favourite Kunieda 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Reid’s victory saw him claim the third Super Series singles title of his career and his first since winning the 2017 Japan Open. He won the doubles together with Alfie Hewett.

Wagner made it eight Japan Open quad singles titles after defeating defending champion Dylan Alcott of Australia 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Full results are available on the ITF’s website.