Top seed Yui Kamiji of Japan was on dominant form ©Getty Images

All four top seeded players progressed serenely into the semi-finals of the women's singles draw at the US Open United States Tennis Association Wheelchair Championships in St Louis today.

This meant an exit for British defending champion Lucy Shuker at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.

She was thrashed 6-1, 6-1 by Japanese top seed Yui Kamiji.

Three Dutch players complete the last-four line-up.

Fourth seed Marjolein Buis was given the sternest test today in losing the first set against South Africa' Kgothatso Montjane before battling back to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Third seed Aniek van Koot triumphed 6-1, 6-1 against Japan's Shiori Funamizu to set up a semi-final tie with Kamiji.

Diede De Groot was among a trio of Dutch winners ©Getty Images
Diede De Groot was among a trio of Dutch winners ©Getty Images

Second seed Diede De Groot beat American Dana Mathewson 6-3, 6-2.

Second round action also took place today in the men's singles and quads singles draws.

Men's top seed Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina received a walkover over Japanese opponent Satoshi Saida while second ranked Briton Gordon Reid eased past Carlos Muro of Mexico, 6-1, 6-0.

Quads top seed David Wagner did not drop a single game in thrashing fellow American Nicholas Wagner 6-0, 6-0.

It comes in the 32nd edition of the world’s oldest wheelchair tennis tournament, part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

Action is due to continue tomorrow before concluding on Sunday (September 3).