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ParalympicsGB duo Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley miss out on gold medals after losing tennis final

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Silver touch! ParalympicsGB duo Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley narrowly miss out on gold medals after losing wheelchair tennis final in Tokyo

  • Tennis pair Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley have won Paralympic silver 
  • They were defeated 6-0 6-1 by Holland’s Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot
  • Their silver medal is an upgrade from their Bronze in London 2012 and Rio 2016 


British wheelchair tennis pair Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley won Paralympic silver after being outclassed by Holland’s Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot in the women’s doubles final in Tokyo.

Shuker and Whiley went down in straight sets in just over an hour against the top seeds at Ariake Tennis Park, losing 6-0 6-1.

Despite Saturday’s comprehensive defeat, second place on the podium was an upgrade for the GB duo, who claimed bronze at both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley won silver after losing 6-0 6-1 in the women's doubles final

Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley won silver after losing 6-0 6-1 in the women’s doubles final

They were outclassed by Holland's Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot who win the gold medal

They were outclassed by Holland’s Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot who win the gold medal

But their Silver medal is an upgrade on their Bronzes from London 2012 and Rio 2016

But their Silver medal is an upgrade on their Bronzes from London 2012 and Rio 2016

Van Koot and De Groot were on opposite sides of the net for the gold medal match in Brazil five years ago, with the former coming out on top alongside Jiske Griffioen, while the latter was partnered by Marjolein Buis.

They combined to devastating effect this time around as second seeds Shuker and Whiley were unable to gain a foothold in a match which swiftly became a formality.

De Groot had already claimed the singles title in Japan following Friday’s victory over home favourite Yui Kamiji while for Van Koot, the win was revenge after losing out on individual bronze to Whiley.

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