Japan were crowned women's champions for the first time ©ITF

Japan were crowned women’s winners for the first time at the Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup, overcoming defending champions The Netherlands in Vilamoura.

The Japanese team were seeking to end Dutch domination of the women’s event, with The Netherlands having won 18 of the last 19 finals.

Japan had suffered defeat in the past two finals, but made the perfect start to the contest when Momoko Ohtani triumphed in the opening singles match.

Ohtani earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jiske Griffioen.

Yui Kamiji took Japan to the brink of victory by winning the opening set against Aniek van Koot, only for the Dutch star to win the second 6-3.

Japan’s maiden success was sealed then Kamiji claimed the deciding set 7-5.

Japan become just the fifth team to win the women’s title, with China triumphing in 2017 and Australia and the United States claiming titles in 1994 and 1998 amid Dutch success.

The Netherlands were able to celebrate victory in the quad competition by overcoming South Africa in the final.

Sam Schröder won the opening singles match 6-2, 6-0 against Lucas Sithole, before Niels Vink beat Donald Ramphadi 7-6, 6-1 to clinch the title.

Both the men’s and junior finals will be held tomorrow at the Portuguese venue.

The Netherlands will face Spain in the men’s final, while Australia and Britain are due to meet in the junior event.