Great Britain’s Lucy Shuker partnered Japan’s Yui Kamiji to their second successive wheelchair tennis women’s doubles Super Series title at the Sydney International Open on Friday.
Second seeds Shuker and Kamiji, defeated Dutch top seeds Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot to win 6-4, 6-3.
— Lucy Shuker (@lucy_shuker) January 12, 2018
Meanwhile, In the first men’s singles Super Series final of 2018 on Saturday, Alfie Hewett finished runner-up.
A year on from reaching his first career Super Series singles final in Sydney, the Brit was runner-up in the event for the second time after Japanese seventh seed Shingo Kunieda won his fifth Sydney title 6-4, 6-4.
Not the performance or result I would have wanted in the final. Congrats to Shingo on a deserved title. Never the less it's a been a good week and a lot of positives to take looking ahead to AO. Thank you Sydney ?? pic.twitter.com/tT2egWSTbl
— Alfie Hewett (@alfiehewett6) January 13, 2018
Hewett also finished runner-up in the men’s doubles alongside his partner and fellow Brit Gordon Reid.
The pair lost to French second seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
There were also doubles runner-up honours for Great Britain’s Antony Cotterill and the USA’s David Wagner who lost Friday’s quad doubles final 6-3 6-1 to Australia’s Rio Paralympic champions Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson.
Picture courtesy of the Tennis Foundation, with thanks.