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scheduleLast updated 12/04/2021
GB RANKING
Great Britain 2
WORLD RANKING
11
CAREER HIGH
5 25/03/2015
FED CUP TIES PLAYED
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Get to know Lucy

Date of birth: 28 May 1980 (40)

Place of birth: Doha, Qatar

Lives: Fleet, Hampshire

Plays: Right-handed

Trains: West Hants Club, Bournemouth

Coach: Ben Collingwood/Debbie Hale

Career titles singles: 33

Career titles doubles: 75

Family: Born in Qatar, where her father worked. A Hampshire county badminton player prior to her motorcycle accident, Shuker’s brother Matthew is also an accomplished badminton player and has played for England. 

Likes: Mixed martial arts (especially George Saint Pierre). Martin Navratilova, F1, has taken up kayaking during lockdown. 

Favourite surface: Hard

Favourite shot: Drop shot and valley

Twitter: @lucy_shuker

GB RANKING
Great Britain 2
WORLD RANKING
5
CAREER HIGH
3 10/06/2013
FED CUP TIES PLAYED
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Get to know Lucy

Date of birth: 28 May 1980 (40)

Place of birth: Doha, Qatar

Lives: Fleet, Hampshire

Plays: Right-handed

Trains: West Hants Club, Bournemouth

Coach: Ben Collingwood/Debbie Hale

Career titles singles: 33

Career titles doubles: 75

Family: Born in Qatar, where her father worked. A Hampshire county badminton player prior to her motorcycle accident, Shuker’s brother Matthew is also an accomplished badminton player and has played for England. 

Likes: Mixed martial arts (especially George Saint Pierre). Martin Navratilova, F1, has taken up kayaking during lockdown. 

Favourite surface: Hard

Favourite shot: Drop shot and valley

Twitter: @lucy_shuker

2021 2021 addremove

Began the season by reaching back-to-back women’s doubles finals with South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane at the Victorian Open and the Melbourne Open. She went on to reach her third career Australian Open women’s doubles final, where she finished as runner-up. Teaming up with Jordanne Whiley in the women’s doubles, reached another doubles final at the inaugural Loughborough Indoor Wheelchair Tennis tournament.

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Started this year by winning her latest women’s doubles title with Jordanne Whiley at the Brits triumphed at the ITF 2 Bolton Indoor. Partnered Chile’s Macarena Cabrillana to win the French Riviera Open women’s doubles title. Following the postponement of Tokyo 2020 she was among more than 100 Olympians and Paralympians selected to present Online Olympic and Paralympic Experience for fans.

2019 2019 addremove

Won five doubles titles with three different partners, including her first two title with Jordanne Whiley since the latter’s return from maternity leave. Claimed her only singles title of the year at the ITF 2 Polish Open.

2018 2018 addremove

Won three singles titles, including at the ITF 2 Israel Open and the PTR Championships on Hilton Head Island, as well as the ITF 1 Korea Open. Won seven doubles titles, including the mixed doubles at the British Open with Frenchman Stephane Houdet. Also won Super Series women’s doubles titles at the Cajun Classic in the USA and the Sydney Open in Australia. 

Career highlights Career highlights addremove

Four-time Wimbledon doubles finalist (2009, 2010, 2012, 2018) and two-time Australian Open doubles finalist (2010, 2013). Has helped lead Great Britain to a string of silver and bronze medals in the World Team Cup women’s event, including a first ever silver medal for the GB women’s team in Nottingham in 2009. Partnered Jordanne Whiley to win Great Britain’s first ever Paralympic medal in women’s wheelchair tennis when they won bronze at London 2012. Shuker and Whiley also won the women’s doubles bronze medal at Rio 2016. Won her first ITF 1 women’s singles titles at the Belgian Open in 2010 and in 2016 she won the first Super Series singles title of her career at the US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships in St. Louis. Partnered Diede de Groot of the Netherlands to win the women’s doubles title at the ITF’s years-end Doubles Masters event in 2016.

Early career Early career addremove

Injured in a motorcycle accident shortly after her 21st birthday, she met Britain’s former Paralympic champion Peter Norfolk while in rehab at Salisbury Spinal Unit and Norfolk introduced her to wheelchair tennis and loaned her a tennis chair. Shuker played in her first National championship in 2002.

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