Support through Sport UK's Claire and Rhian covered the Wheelchair Tennis British Open ...
We attended the final day of the 2016 Wheelchair Tennis British Open. Hosted in Nottingham, we watched the women's doubles, the men's singles and the men's quads finals.
In the women's doubles, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot took the title. This was the fifth time that the Dutch pair had won the tounament.
The men's singles was a very one-sided match - Stephane Houdet taking a 5-0 lead in the first set against Belgium’s Joachim Gerard. We'd seen Gerard win at the British Masters in 2015 - however this was to be Houdet's day, and tournament, his unusual playing stance and fun demeanour proving very popular with the crowd. After Houdet's dominant start, Gerard made a brave comeback, but Houdet ultimately closed out the match: 6-3, 6-4. This was Houdet's second consecutive win at the British Open.
The last match of the day was the men's quads doubles, which saw GB favourites Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne facing the USA’s David Wagner and Brian Barten. The line-up was similar to last year's final, in which Burdekin and Lapthorne took on Wagner and Nick Taylor.
The GB duo made a strong start, taking a 5-0 lead in the first set and closing it out 6-3. However the US responded well and ultimately won 3-6 6-1 6-4, despite the Brits saving two match points in the final set. We were gifted to some phenomenal tennis.
Although it wasn't to be GB's day, Jordanne Whiley won the women's singles title the day before and so, given that our ten-strong ParalympicsGB squad will also feature the Australian Open and Wimbledon men's singles champion, Gordon Reid, then the Brits will be fielding an incredibly strong team at Rio.
See our highlights from the day here.