Shuker & Whiley team up for Wimbledon wheelchair event

Lucy Shuker
Lucy Shuker was a runner-up at Wimbledon last year

Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley will become the first all-British pairing to compete in the ladies' wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon this year.

British number one Shuker has reached the final for the past two years partnering Australia's Daniela di Toro.

Whiley, 19, the British number two, makes her debut at the All England Club, having already played her first Australian and French Opens in 2011.

Dutch duo Esther Vergeer and Sharon Walraven defend the ladies' title.

In the men's competition, Robin Ammerlaan of the Netherlands and Stefan Olsson of Sweden return to try and retain their Wimbledon crown.

The pair recently finished as runners-up at the French Open at Roland Garros for the second successive year.

Reigning US Open champions and Doubles Masters winners Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink are chasing their first Wimbledon crown as a pairing.

Vink already has two Wimbledon titles - he partnered Ammerlaan to victory in 2007 and 2008.

Beijing Paralympic Games champions Stephane Houdet and Michael Jeremiasz pair up at Wimbledon for the first time since winning the title in 2009.

The men's doubles wild card has been awarded to Dutchman Tom Egberink, who makes his Wimbledon debut, and top ranked singles player Shingo Kunieda of Japan.

Kunieda partnered compatriot Satoshi Saida to victory at Wimbledon in 2006.

Belgium's Annick Sevenans and Dutch partner Marjolein Buis get the wild card in the ladies doubles.

The wheelchair doubles competition at Wimbledon runs from 1-3 July.

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