Australian Open: Alfie Hewett into men’s wheelchair singles and doubles finals; Ranah Stoiber into girls’ semi-finals | Tennis News


Britain’s Alfie Hewett has made it via to the lads’s wheelchair singles and doubles finals on the Australian Open, whereas Ranah Stoiber is thru to the ladies’ semi-finals.

Hewett will attempt to make it third time fortunate within the males’s wheelchair singles in Melbourne after easing into the ultimate with a 6-1 6-1 victory over Japan’s Takuya Miki.

Hewett, the highest seed following the retirement of his long-time rival Shingo Kunieda, faces one other Japanese participant, third seed Tokito Oda, within the last as he goals to win a seventh Grand Slam singles title.

Hewett can even attempt to win a fourth successive doubles title right here with Gordon Reid. The pair reached the ultimate with a 6-4 6-4 win in opposition to Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada.

Ranah Stoiber in action against Madison Sieg in the girl's first round match on court 4 on day seven of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Monday July 5, 2021.
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Ranah Stoiber is thru to the ladies’ semi-finals in Melbourne

Stoiber grew to become the primary British lady to achieve the semi-finals of the juniors on the Australian Open for eight years.

The 17-year-old defeated Pole Weronika Ewald 6-3 6-3 within the quarter-finals to go one higher than her run on the US Open final summer season.

Katie Swan, who misplaced within the last in 2015, was the final British lady to make the final 4 at Melbourne Park whereas Aidan McHugh reached the boys’ semi-finals in 2018.

Emma Raducanu of Britain, reacts against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, during a match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Stoiber has been impressed by Emma Raducanu’s journey to Grand Slam champion

Stoiber is bidding to grow to be the primary British lady to win a junior Grand Slam singles title since Heather Watson on the US Open in 2009 and the primary total since Oliver Golding gained the boys’ title in New York in 2011.

She is going to tackle 15-year-old Russian Mirra Andreeva, who’s already within the high 300 within the girls’s rankings, within the semi-finals.

Talking about her inspiration, Stoiber has beforehand mentioned: “Emma Raducanu has given such nice hope to British tennis gamers. She’s very younger so seeing what she’s finished conjures up me to work onerous every single day to try to get to her stage.”

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