Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley will face her doubles partner Yui Kamiji of Japan in the singles final ©Tennis Foundation

Great Britain’s Jordanne Whiley reached her first Grand Slam women’s wheelchair singles final, coming from behind to beat The Netherlands' Aniek van Koot at the US Open in New York City. 

World number two Van Koot began impressively in the encounter, breaking in Whiley’s opening service game.

The British player, however, was undeterred by the early setback, winning five of the next six games to lead 5-3 and appear poised to take the set.

The momentum shifted again, though, as Van Koot recovered to level the contest and eventually claimed the set, triumphing in the tie-break.

Whiley was able to level the match after breaking her opponent in her final service game of the second set and she was able to maintain the momentum in the decider as she broke twice to secure a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory.

"I don't even know what to say, it's just such an amazing feeling to be in my first Grand Slam singles final," Whiley said.

"After beating her in the final at the British Open, I knew I could do it and I'm just so happy to do it on the Grand Slam stage and in front of a packed crowd, who were fantastic."

Japan's Shingo Kunieda reached the men's singles final
Japan's Shingo Kunieda reached the men's singles final ©Getty Images

Whiley will now face her doubles partner Yui Kamiji in the final after the Japanese player also defeated a Dutch opponent in three sets, overcoming Jiske Griffioen 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 in another entertaining semi-final match.

Griffioen and Van Koot bounced back from their exits in the singles competition by beating Britain’s Lucy Shuker and the United States' Kaitlyn Verfuerth 6-3, 6-0 to set up a wheelchair doubles final with Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock and The Netherlands' Marjolein Buis.

In the men’s singles event, Japan’s Shingo Kunieda beat Belgium’s Joachim Gerard 6-4, 6-1 with the world number one now set to face Stephane Houdet in the final after the Frenchman claimed a 7-6, 6-2 win over countryman Nicolas Peifer.

Houdet also reached the men’s doubles final alongside Britain’s Gordon Reid as they overcame Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and The Netherlands' Maikel Scheffers 6-1, 7-6 and will now face the French duo Michael Jeremiasz and Peifer.

Following the completion of the round-robin phase in the quad singles event, Australia’s Dylan Alcott and home favourite David Wagner will compete for the Grand Slam title.

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