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Australian Open: Alfie Hewett advances to the men’s wheelchair singles and doubles finals.Lana Stoiver advances to women’s semi-finals


Britain’s Alfie Hewitt advanced to the men’s wheelchair singles and doubles finals at the Australian Open, while Lana Stoiver advanced to the women’s semifinals.

Hewett is looking for his third fortune in the men’s wheelchair singles in Melbourne after beating Japan’s Takuya Miki 6-1, 6-1 to reach the final.

Hewett, now top-seeded after the retirement of longtime rival Shingo Kunieda, will face third-seeded Tokito Oda and another Japanese player in the finals to win his seventh Grand Slam singles title.

Hewett will also try to win his fourth straight doubles title here with Gordon Reed. The pair advanced to the final with a 6-4 6-4 win over Daisuke Arai and Takashi Sanada.

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Lana Stoiver advances to women’s semi-finals in Melbourne

Stoiver became the first British girl to reach the junior semi-finals at the Australian Open in eight years.

The 17-year-old beat Paul Weronika Ewald 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals to beat her record at last summer’s US Open.

Katie Swann, who lost in the final in 2015, became the last British woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park against Aidan McHugh, who reached the men’s semi-final in 2018.

Britain's Emma Radukhanu reacts to Tunisian's Onz Jabbar during a match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  16/16/2022.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Stoiver was inspired by Emma Radukhanu’s journey to Grand Slam champion

Stoiber is aiming to become the first British girl to win a Junior Grand Slam singles title since Heather Watson at the 2009 US Open.

In the semi-finals, she will face 15-year-old Russia’s Mira Andreeva, who is already in the top 300 women’s rankings.

Stoiber has previously said of his inspirations:



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