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Lucy Shuker and Gordon Reid land titles at Korea Open

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Lucy Shuker and Gordon Reid land titles at Korea Open

Lucy Shuker was left paralysed after a bike accident in 2001

British wheelchair tennis gamers Gordon Reid and Lucy Shuker warmed up for subsequent week’s Japan Open with singles titles on the Korea Open.

Scotland’s Reid, the world quantity 5, defeated world quantity eight Takashi Sanada of Japan with out dropping a sport.

Shuker had a harder time within the girls’s last in opposition to her doubles accomplice Giulia Capocci of Italy.

The pair had received the doubles title but it surely was Shuker who received the singles last 6-2 3-6 6-3.

“It has been a extremely good week,” stated Shuker, who has now received back-to-back singles and doubles titles after triumphing in each occasions finally month’s Israel Open.

“I’ve been engaged on a number of issues with my coach Luke Mulvihill and it is actually good to place these issues into follow and are available away with some good outcomes and the titles.”

The Japan Open is a Tremendous Collection occasion, the best tier outdoors of the Grand Slams.

In the meantime, Reid and Shuker have each been named on a 13-strong British group for the World Staff Cup which begins on 28 Might within the Netherlands.

Reid will line up with Alfie Hewett and Dermot Bailey within the males’s occasion whereas Shuker, Louise Hunt and Lauren Jones make up the ladies’s group.

Andy Lapthorne, Antony Cotterill and James Shaw will compete within the quad occasion with juniors Ben Bartram, Abbie Breakwell, Alex Chaston and Dahnon Ward finishing the GB group.

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