By James Crook

Stephane Houdet and Shingo Kunieda Wimbledon 2013 Getty ImagesJuly 7 - Top seeds ruled the roost in the wheelchair tennis doubles events at Wimbledon, as Frenchman Stephane Houdet and Japan's Shingo Kunieda and the Dutch pairing of Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot took the men's and women's titles respectively, following on from their wins at Roland Garros last month.

Houdet and Kunieda came out on top in the men's final against second seeds Frederic Cattaneo of France and Ronald Vink of the Netherlands, coming back from two games down in the first set to triumph with a comfortable 6-4, 6-2 win.

"We were very solid today," said world singles number one Kunieda, who lifted the trophy for the second time after partnering fellow Japanese player Satoshi Saida to glory in 2006.

"I just played steady all the way through and Stephane was hitting some great shots.

"After finishing runners-up in 2010 we are very happy to win our first Wimbledon title and for me it my second, so I am very happy,"

Houdet was also lifting the trophy for the second time after winning at SW19 with compatriot Michael Jeremiasz in 2009.

Aniek van Koot and Jiske Griffioen retained their Wimbledon doubles title with a victory over Jordanne Whiley and Yui KamijiAniek van Koot and Jiske Griffioen retained their Wimbledon doubles title with a victory over Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji

In the women's final, Britain's Jordanne Whiley and Japan's Yui Kamiji were overpowered by the top seeds, the Dutch duo Aniek van Koot and Jiske Griffioen, who successfully retained their title with a hard-earned 6-4, 7-6 victory.

It looked as though Whiley and Kamiji would force the match into a third and deciding set when they led 4-0 in the second set tiebreak, but the experienced pair showed their class to see of their opponents in straight sets and claim victory.

"Obviously we are delighted to retain our Wimbledon title," said Griffioen.

"It was a hot day and the sun was out, but I don't think that was an excuse.

"None of us served too well and it wasn't our best tennis.

"However, for us, it was good to play new opponents.

"It took us a while to see how they played and they were good, but we are very happy to have won a tough match."

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