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Summary

  1. The 2018 British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships are being held at Nottingham Tennis Centre, 17-22 July
  2. Results: Men's singles: Alfie Hewett (GB) bts Stefan Olsson (Swe) 7-5 6-4
  3. Men's singles: Stephane Houdet (Fra) bts Gordon Reid (GB) 6-2 6-3
  4. Women's singles: Sabine Ellerbrock (Ger) bts Lucy Shuker (GB) 6-3 6-3
  5. Quad doubles: Barten (US)/Wagner (US) bt Sithole (SA)/Sugeno (Jpn) 6-1 2-6 6-3
  6. Men's doubles: Fernandez (Arg)/Kunieda (Jpn) bt Hewett (GB)/Reid (GB) 6-2 4-6 6-4

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Who to watch

    Men's Tournament

    Alfie Hewett (GB, 20 years old): Double silver medallist in in singles and doubles in Rio, French Open winner 2017

    Gordon Reid (GB, 26): Won singles Gold and doubles silver in Rio and was a double Grand Slam winner in 2016

    Shingo Kunieda (Jpn, 34): The top-ranked player in the world, who can boast separate winning streaks of 106 and 77 matches in a stellar career

    Stefan Olsson (Swe, 24): Wimbledon singles champion this year and ranked 7th in the world

    Gustavo Fernandez (Arg, 24): Third in the world rankings currently - carried his nation's flag at the Paralympics opening ceremony in Rio

    Women's tournament

    Lucy Shuker (GB, 38): Britain’s top-ranked player at No 7 and a finalist in the Wimbledon women’s doubles this year

    Diede de Groot (Ned, 21): Current world No 1 and winner of the Wimbledon singles title this year.

    Yui Kamiji (Jpn, 24): was displaced from the top of the world rankings by De Groot at Wimbledon.

    Aniek van Koot (27, Ned): World No 3 and runner-up to De Groot in an all-Dutch Wimbledon final

    Sabine Ellerbrock (42, Ger): The oldest woman in the top 10, Ellerbrock has won more than 350 matches in her career

    Lucy Shuker
    Image caption: Lucy Shuker is GB's highest-ranked female player
  2. What is it?

    Women's world number one Diede de Groot stretches for a ball
    Image caption: Diede de Groot is the No1 seed

    Many of the world's top wheelchair tennis players will be hoping to add to their titles at the British Open in Nottingham.

    The BBC will be showing live action from Thursday to Sunday when the tournament reaches its climax. The likes of newly-crowned Wimbledon doubles champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid and fellow Britons Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne will be leading the home challenge.

    Last year's ladies and men's singles champions Yui Kamiji from Japan and Gustavo Fernandez from Argentina are back to defend their titles alongside quad winner David Wagner.

    The Nottingham event is one of the Super Series tournaments, the level below Grand Slam and the end-of-season Masters events.

    Wheelchair tennis is similar to the non-disabled version of the sport but with one key difference - the ball can bounce twice although the first bounce must be within the court's confines.

    There are three different divisions - men's, women's and quad. Athletes in the men's and women's divisions have lower-limb impairments and are classified by gender.

    Andy Lapthorne
    Image caption: Britain's Andy Lapthorne will be chasing success in the quad division

    Quad division athletes have impairments in three or more limbs and are classified based on disability, not gender.

    Britain has a strong history in the sport and won six medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, more than any other nation, including gold for Gordon Reid who beat compatriot Alfie Hewett in the men's singles gold medal match.

  3. Get Inspired: How to get into tennis

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    There are over 20,000 tennis courts in the United Kingdom. Thousands of clubs and park courts will also provide racquets and balls if you don't have your own.

    If you are looking for a singles game, find a Local Tennis League near you. There are more than 150 leagues and over 15,000 players of all levels and abilities across the UK.

    Wheelchair tennis can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to racquets or balls and there are many different options for those with other disabilities to play tennis. The Tennis Foundation cater for and champion wheelchair tennis, and also offer subsidised camps featuring learning disability, deaf, and visually-impaired tennis.

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  4. BBC Coverage

    Venue: Nottingham Tennis Centre

    Dates:19-22 July

    Coverage: Thursday 19 July: 09:25-18:00 BBC Sport website and app and connected TV

    Friday 20 July: 09:25-18:00 BBC Sport website and app and connected TV

    Saturday 21 July: 09:55-18:00 BBC Sport website and app and connected TV

    Sunday 22 July: 09:55-18:00 BBC Sport website and app and connected TV