8 May 2019
Whiley into Israel Open final
Double Paralympic medallist Jordanne Whiley kept up her red-hot form to reach the final of the women’s singles at the Israel Open.
Whiley, who has been enjoying a superb run of results since she recently returned to the court after the birth of her son last year, beat Japan’s Manami Tanaka in comfortable style, 6-2 6-4.
The sixth seed will face surprise finalist Zhenzhen Zhu after the Chinese player caused a remarkable upset to beat Lucy Shuker in the other semi-final.
The top seed lost 7-5 6-0 to world number 42, who had already beaten US fourth seed Dana Mathewson and French eighth seed Charlotte Famin on her way to the tournament’s latter stages.
And Whiley will herself be seeking revenge over the Chinese player after she and partner Louise Hunt were dumped out at the doubles semi-final stage by Zhu and Hui Min Huang, losing 6-2 6-1.
Elsewhere, in the quad singles, Antony Cotterill suffered a pair of defeats to home favourite Shraga Weinberg after he lost 7-5 6-1 in the singles semi-final before he and James Shaw were downed 6-2 6-3 at the same stage in the doubles.
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