Alfie Hewett is through in the men's singles ©Getty Images

Top seeds have safely made it through to the semi-finals of the men's and women's wheelchair tennis singles at the Australian Open, Britain's Alfie Hewett and Diede de Groot of The Netherlands recording victories today.

Hewett took on his doubles partner and compatriot Gordon Reid in the men's quarter-finals, winning 6-2, 6-4.

His next opponent is Japan's Takuya Miki, who won 7-6, 6-2 against Alexander Cataldo of Chile, who had eliminated Belgian fourth seed Joachim Gérard previously.

Second seed Gustavo Fernández of Argentina came from a set down to defeat Spain's Martín de la Puente 2-6, 7-5, 6-0; meaning he takes on Japanese third seed Tokito Oda who won 6-3, 6-4 against compatriot Takashi Sanada.

De Groot looked strong again in the women's singles quarter-finals, beating Momoko Ohtani 6-4, 6-0.

There was one upset today - Dutch third seed Aniek van Koot was eliminated in three sets by Manami Tanaka of Japan 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Yui Kamiji is through in the women's singles ©Getty Images
Yui Kamiji is through in the women's singles ©Getty Images

On the other side of the bracket, Japanese second seed Yui Kamiji thrashed American Dana Mathewson 6-0, 6-2; and now takes on Dutch fourth seed Jiske Griffioen, who came through three long sets against China's Zhu Zhenzhen 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Top seeds in the men's wheelchair doubles, Martín de la Puente of Spain and Gustavo Fernández of Argentina who played against each other in the singles, were knocked out in the quarter-finals after losing 7-5, 7-5 to Dutch duo Maikel Scheffers and Ruben Spaargaren.

Alexander Cataldo from Chile and The Netherlands' Tom Egberink defeated Australia's Ben Weekes and Casey Ratzlaff 6-2, 6-2 to join them in the semi-finals.

No upset occurred on the other side of the draw with Britain's Hewett and Reid beating Joachim Gérard of Belgium and Japan's Takuya Miki 6-0, 6-3; and are joined by Japan's Daisuke Arai and Takahashi Sanada, who won a mammoth last set, beating compatriot Tokito Oda and Britain's Ben Bartram 6-7, 7-5, 10-5.

Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot are into the women's doubles semi-finals ©Getty Images
Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot are into the women's doubles semi-finals ©Getty Images

De Groot and Van Koot teamed up in the women's doubles to thrash Macarena Cabrillana of Chile and Argentina's María Florencia Moreno 6-1, 6-0.

They are set to face Dana Mathewson of the United States and Britain's Lucy Shuker who won 6-2, 6-3 over Angélica Bernal of Colombia and Germany's Katharina Krüger.

Kgothatso Montjane of South Africa and Manami Tanaka from Japan won 6-2, 6-3 against Japanese pair Shiori Funamizu and Saki Takamuro on the other side of the draw; while second seeds Kamiji from Japan and China's Zhu defeated Otani of Japan and Dutch player Griffioen 6-2, 6-0.

Young Dutch stars and top quad doubles seeds Sam Schröder and Niels Vink thrashed Heath Davidson of Australia and Robert Shaw of Canada 6-0, 6-1.

In the final, they face South African Donald Ramphadi and Ymanitu Silva of Brazil, who defeated Britain's Andy Lapthorne and American David Wagner 7-5, 6-3.