Stefan Olsson is shortlisted for the July award after his Wimbledon victory ©Getty Images

Both the men's and women's wheelchair tennis champions from Wimbledon are in the frame for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month award for July.

Sweden's Stefan Olsson and Diede de Groot of The Netherlands have been named among a shortlist of five.

Thirty-year-old Olsson won his first grand slam title in singles when he defeated Argentina's second seed Gustavo Fernández in the Wimbledon final at the All England Club. 

The London 2012 Paralympic doubles gold medallist beat Britain's top seed Gordon Reid in the first round en-route to his success on the grass. 

De Groot, 20, also won her maiden grand slam title after a final victory over Germany's Sabine Ellerbrock.

She also beat the top-ranked player, ousting compatriot Jiske Griffioen in her opening contest.

The remaining three candidates for the award all starred at the World Para Athletics Championships in London last month.

Petrucio Ferreira broke two world records and won two titles at London 2017  ©Getty Images
Petrucio Ferreira broke two world records and won two titles at London 2017 ©Getty Images

It means that the entire shortlist have been given the nod due to achievements in Britain's capital.

Brazil's Paralympic-winning sprinter Petrucio Ferreira claimed a world record double as he clinched both the T47 100 metres and 200m titles at the Olympic Stadium.

American Tatyana McFadden, a seven-time Paralympic gold medallist, won all four of her events despite suffering with blood clots this season.

The wheelchair racer triumphed in the T54 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m.

Denmark's Daniel Wagner won his first world title in the T42 long jump, only 12 hours after claiming a silver on the track in the T42 100m. 

The public are able to vote for the winner until August 9, using an online poll on the IPC's website.

Nominations are compiled after submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations. 

Wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett of Great Britain won the award for June, after his success at the French Open.