By Gary Anderson

Gordon Reid warmed up for the Australian Open by winning two titles at the Sydney Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesJanuary 14 - Britain's Gordon Reid signalled his intention for a real tilt at glory during the Australian Open later this month after he claimed both the men's singles and doubles titles at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Sydney International Open at the Olympic Park.

Reid has been in top form in recent months and followed up his first ITF 1 Series singles title win at the Open de la Baie de Somme in France back in October with his first Super Series singles title.

The Scot saw off the challenge of world number one and reigning Australian Open champion Shingo Kunieda of Japan in the semi-final 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 to set up a clash in the decider with another Japanese opponent, world number 10 Takuya Miki.

The first set of the final looked to be slipping away from Reid as he was forced to save a number of set points but he dug deep and eventually took the opener 7-5.

The second set saw the 24-year-old settle into his rhythm as he produced some superb shots on his way to winning it 6-3 and taking the title.

"I'm delighted to start 2014 in such a positive way by winning my first Super Series singles title," said Reid, cheered on at the Sydney Olympic Park by London 2012 stars David Weir and Shelley Woods.

"I'm already feeling the benefit of my winter training and putting it to use in match areas that I have worked on over the off season.

"I had some great support today and it was really nice of ParalympicsGB medallists David Weir and Shelley Woods to come out and support alongside fellow players and support staff.

"It's great preparation for my first Australian Open and I can't wait to get out on court in Melbourne now.

"To beat the world number one again en route to winning the title is a big confidence boost."

Dutchman Maikel Scheffers partnered Reid to doubles success in Sydney ©Getty Images Dutchman Maikel Scheffers partnered Reid to doubles success in Sydney ©Getty Images

The British number one was not finished there, however, as he and partner Maikel Scheffers of the Netherlands overcame top seeds Kunieda and Stephane Houdet of France in the men's doubles final 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.

That was the pairs' fifth doubles win together and their first at Super Series level.

There was also British success in the women's doubles competition as teammates Lucy Shuker and Shelley Woods faced each other with partners Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands and Japan's Yui Kamiji, respectively.

And it was Shuker and Griffioen who prevailed over the reigning ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters champions to claim their first tournament win together 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

"I'm delighted for Gordon and Lucy picking up three titles at the first of this year's six Super Series events," said Geraint Richards, the Tennis Foundation's head of disability player performance.

"To have three Super Series finalists in Sydney is a tremendous start to the year for our performance programme and with such fantastic role models performing on the highest stage, I hope we can inspire more people to start playing wheelchair tennis."

Meanwhile, Griffioen retained her women's singles title after she overcame world number two Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 while US Open champion Lucas Sithole of South Africa picked up the quads title finishing with a better record than Australian Dylan Alcott in the round-robin event.

The Australian Open is due to get underway in Melbourne on January 22 and run until January 25.

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