US Open: Jordanne Whiley reaches wheelchair doubles final

Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji
Whiley and Kamiji have enjoyed a successful year so far
US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York
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Britain's Jordanne Whiley is one match from creating history after reaching the women's wheelchair doubles final at the US Open.

Whiley and partner Yui Kamiji are looking to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam after wins in Melbourne, Paris and Wimbledon.

They reached Saturday's final after semi-final opponents Sabine Ellerbrock and Kgothatso Montjane withdrew.

Fellow Briton Andy Lapthorne reached the quad singles semi-final.

The 23-year-old beat South Africa's defending champion Lucas Sithole 6-2 6-3 to land his second win in the qualifying group.

Although the Paralympic doubles silver medallist still has one more match to play, he is guaranteed a place in Sunday's final, his first at Grand Slam level.

Whiley and Kamiji will face the Dutch defending champions Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot in the decider. A win would see Whiley become the first Briton to win the same event at all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year.

"It's never nice to reach a final via a walkover but we are totally ready for the final and will fight all the way to pick up that fourth Grand Slam title," said Whiley.

"We've beaten Aniek and Jiske plenty of times this year so now it's time for one more."

After losing in the men's singles on Thursday, Gordon Reid and Dutch partner Maikel Scheffers beat French duo Michael Jeremiasz and Nicolas Peifer 6-4 3-6 6-4 in their men's doubles semi-final.

The second seeds won the last three games of the opening set and came from 3-2 down in the decider to reach their second Grand Slam final together, having finished runners-up to Stephane Houdet and Shingo Kunieda at the Australian Open in January.

They will face the same opponents on Saturday.

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