Silver touch! ParalympicsGB duo Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley miss 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 Dutchmen 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 Dutchmen 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 divisions at Ariake Tennis Park, losing 6-0 and 6-1.
Despite Saturday’s comprehensive defeat, second on the podium was an upgrade for the GB duo, who claimed bronze in 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
They were outclassed by the Dutchman Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot who won the gold medal
But their silver medal is an upgrade from their London 2012 and Rio 2016 bronze medals
Five years ago, Van Koot and De Groot stood on opposite sides of the net for the gold medal match in Brazil, with the former coming out on top together with Jiske Griffioen, while the latter was joined by Marjolein Buis.
They combined this time to devastating effect as second seeds Shuker and Whiley were unable to gain a foothold in a match that quickly became a formality.
De Groot had already claimed the singles title in Japan after Friday’s win over home favorite Yui Kamiji, while Van Koot’s win was revenge after losing individual bronze to Whiley.