Wimbledon 2018: Britain's Lucy Shuker loses women's wheelchair doubles final

Lucy Shuker
Lucy Shuker (left) was seeking her first Grand Slam title in her fourth Wimbledon doubles final

Britain's Lucy Shuker and German partner Sabine Ellerbrock lost the Wimbledon women's wheelchair doubles final to Diede de Groot and Yui Kamiji.

The Netherlands' De Groot and Kamiji of Japan won 6-1 6-1 on court three.

It was Kamiji's fifth straight women's doubles title at Wimbledon - the previous four were with Briton Jordanne Whiley - and 125th title in total.

"It's been humbling to be here, and an honour. I love playing at Wimbledon," Shuker, 38, told BBC Sport.

"I still have a bit of a love-hate relationship because the grass is so difficult for me, but how could you not love being here?"

Shuker, who was injured in a motorcycle accident shortly after her 21st birthday, is the most physically impaired athlete among the world's top-10 ranked women.

"The sport has transformed my life," she added. "Wheelchair tennis has given me the opportunity to realise so many dreams, it really is amazing."

De Groot became the first wheelchair player to win singles and doubles titles in the same year at Wimbledon.

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