Tennis: Kamiji loses Australian Open women's wheelchair final

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Japan's Yui Kamiji was unable to defend her Australian Open title Wednesday in the women's wheelchair singles final, losing a three-set thriller to world No. 1 Diede De Groot of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(4). Having split the first two sets, the Japanese second seed and De Groot traded the lead in the third-set tie-breaker before the top seed produced four forehand winners to emerge victorious in 2 hours, 20 minutes. "It's always fun playing against her," said Kamiji, who won her fourth French Open wheelchair singles title in October, just one month after losing to De Groot in the U.S. O...

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