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Britain scores victory at Wimbledon

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid playing tennis
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid playing tennis Image credit: bbc.co.uk

Alfie Hewett, 23 and Gordon Reid, 29, have won their fourth Wimbledon men’s wheelchair doubles title for Britain where they took an early lead against Netherland player Tom Egberink and Belgium’s Joachim Gerard 7-5 6-2.

The win saw the pair celebrating their 12th Grand Slam playing together.

Hewett told BBC Sport: "To get our fourth title is something we're really happy about."

There was another victory for Britain when Jordanne Whiley partnered with Japan’s Yui Kamiji to win their fifth Wimbledon title as a pair against South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane and  fellow Briton Lucy Shuker 6-0 7-6 (7-0).

Whiley said: "It's such a special tournament for both of us. I know it's difficult because there's two Brits and you want us both to win."

Over in the Wimbledon quad wheelchair singe titles Australian Dylan Alcott won 6-2 6-2 against Netherland’s Sam Schroder.

When they’re not used, tennis balls played at Wimbledon are put in a refrigerated container to keep them looking spotless.