Japan’s Shingo Kunieda will be hoping to extend his winning run when he competes at the Cajun Classic in Louisiana this week.
The world number one comes into the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super Series competition, due to take place at Lamar Tennis Center in Baton Rouge from tomorrow through to Sunday (March 24), on the back of success at the ITF Georgia Open Wheelchair Championships.
He beat Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett 6-3, 6-3 in the final yesterday, having also defeated two other top-10 players in the previous rounds – Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in the quarter-finals and France’s Stéphane Houdet in the semi-finals.
It was Kunieda’s second title of the year after he triumphed at the Melbourne Open in January.
Another player seeking to continue her good form in Louisiana is Dutch player Diede de Groot, who successfully defended her women’s singles title at the Georgia Open.
The world number one held on to overcame compatriot Aniek van Koot 6-3, 7-5 to lift her second trophy of the year, without losing any sets, after emerging victorious at the Australian Open.
On her way to the final, De Groot beat France’s Charlotte Famin, Germany’s Katharina Kruger 6-3, 6-0 and another Dutch player, Marjolein Buis.
Quad singles world number two David Wagner improved on his second-place finish at last year's inaugural Georgia Open to claim the title and will be hoping to make his mark in Louisiana.
Wagner overcame South Africa's Lucas Sithole 6-2, 6-4 for his second title of the year following his Melbourne Open success.
A total prize fund of $45,000 (£34,000/€53,000) will be on offer at the Cajun Classic.