Lucy Shuker

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Lucy Shuker
Lucy Shuker (GBR) (21012714043).jpg
Shuker at the 2015 US Open.
Country (sports)  Great Britain
Residence Taunton Somerset
Born (1980-05-28) 28 May 1980 (age 36)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right Handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
French Open SF (2007)
Other tournaments
Paralympic Games QF (2012)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2010)
French Open SF (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon F (2009, 2010, 2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters Doubles F (2006, 2008, 2010)
Paralympic Games Bronze medal Paralympics.svg Bronze Medal (2012)

Lucy Shuker (born 28 May 1980)[1] is a British wheelchair tennis player who is the highest ranking woman in the sport in Britain[2][3] and winner of both singles and doubles titles in the National Wheelchair Tennis Championships following a 2001 motorbike accident that left her paralysed from the T4 vertebra.[4] She is currently ranked 10th[5] in the world rankings for doubles matches and 12th in singles.[6] She was also the recipient of the 2005 British Wheelchair Sports Award, the nominee for the 2006 Disabled Player of the Year award, and the semi-finalist in tournaments in both Switzerland and the United States.[7]

Shuker lives near Taunton, Somerset, and states that she is aiming to take part in the 2012 Paralympics.[6][8] In early 2007 Shuker reached the quarter finals stage of the Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open.[5]

In 2008, she competed in the singles and doubles events in Wheelchair tennis at the Beijing Paralympics.[9]

In 2012, she reached the finals of Women's wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon along with partner Jordanne Whiley, losing to Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot, 1–6, 2–6.[10] Shuker was a finalist at the US OPen USTA Wheelchair Tennis Championships.[11]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open QF QF QF QF 0 / 4 0–4
French Open SF QF QF 0 / 3 1–3
Wimbledon 0 / 0 0–0
US Open 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0 / 7 1–7

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open SF F F F 0 / 4 3–4
French Open F F F 0 / 3 3–3
Wimbledon F F F 0 / 3 3–3
US Open 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 1–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 0 / 10 9–10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014. Ms Lucy Shuker, tennis player; Paralympic bronze medallist wheelchair tennis doubles, London 2012, 33 
  2. ^ "Shuker reaches Sydney last eight". BBC Sport. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Rankings" (PDF). ITA British. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "Lucy Shuker - #1 in Great Britain". 
  5. ^ a b "Shuker beat World No. 8". RHC Professional. Archived from the original on 23 April 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  6. ^ a b Hudson, Elizabeth (7 November 2005). "Shuker hopes for doubles success". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  7. ^ "Article". Lawn Tennis Association. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Lucy Shuker". BBC Somerset. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  9. ^ "Shuker hopes for Beijing medals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2008. 
  10. ^ "Wimbledon 2012: Lucy Shuker & Jordanne Whiley lose final". BBC Sport. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ellerbrock clinches US Open Super Series title". ITF Tennis. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 

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