Defending champion Kamiji lost three-set thriller against Dutchwoman Pour de Groot, this is her third Australian Open title from Groot had also beaten Momoko Ohtani of Japan 6- 2 6-4 in the semi-finals She only made her Grand Slam debut in 2017
“It’s always fun to play against her,” said Kamiji, who won her fourth wheelchair Roland Garros singles title in October, just a month after losing to de Groot in the wheelchair. US Open final She ended a seven-game losing streak against de Groot earlier this month at the Melbourne Open “Unfortunately I couldn’t play the way I wanted, but I’m happy with the way I played today,” she added
de Groot, who won back-to-back singles titles at Wimbledon (2017 and 2018) and the Australian Open (2018 and 2019), on Tuesday won the women’s wheelchair doubles title alongside her Dutch partner Aniek Van Koot at Melbourne Park Her career goals, according to her website, are to win multiple Grand Slam tournaments and become an Olympic champion.
Kamiji, 26, has won the singles title twice, in 2017 and 2020, and the double five times.
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