Wheelchair tennis star Lucy Shuker claimed both the singles and doubles titles at the British Championships
Fleet's Lucy Shuker claimed a famous double at the weekend after winning both the women’s singles and doubles titles at the British Wheelchair Tennis Championships in London.
It was the third year running that the British No.2 and Olympic bronze medallist had won both titles in the same year and the fourth time she had taken the doubles title.
Second seed Shuker’s toughest challenge yet came from British No.3 Louise Hunt, fighting back to win eight of the last 10 games to clinch a 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory for a place in Sunday’s final against current British No.1 Jordanne Whiley.
But despite having lost four of her five matches this season to her London 2012 medal-winning doubles partner, Shuker once again showed all her battling qualities in the final as she edged to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory.
“I’m very pleased with the way I came back to win both matches and it’s a very satisfying way to go into December,” said Shuker, the world No.8.
And Shuker also added the women’s doubles title with Hunt as the top seeds beat Whiley and Lauren Jones to claim a second doubles title.
They dominated the early exchanges against the 2011 champions to come through 6-0, 6-2.