|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
|Born||28 May 1980|
|Highest ranking||No.5 (25 March 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2013, 2017)|
|French Open||SF (2007)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)|
|US Open||QF (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020)|
|Paralympic Games||QF (2008, 2012) R2 (2016)|
|Highest ranking||No.3 (10 June 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2010, 2013)|
|French Open||SF (2008, 2009, 2016)|
|Wimbledon||F (2009, 2010, 2012, 2018, 2021)|
|US Open||SF (2013, 2015, 2017)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Masters Doubles||World Champion (2016) Runner Up (2019)|
|Paralympic Games||Bronze medals (2012, 2016)|
|World Team Cup||Silver Medals (2014, 2013) Bronze Medals (2019, 2018, 2015, 2012)|
Lucy Shuker (born 28 May 1980) is a British wheelchair tennis player who is currently the highest ranked woman in the sport in Britain. A previous singles & doubles National Champion, Lucy has represented Great Britain at three successive Paralympic Games, twice winning a bronze medal in the women's doubles and is former World Doubles Champion and World Team Cup Silver Medallist amongst a number of other National and International successes.
Lucy made history at the London 2012 Paralympics alongside fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley when the pair became the first women to win a medal for Great Britain in wheelchair tennis, coming from match point down to secure Bronze in the women's doubles event.
Shuker was born in Doha, Qatar, but grew up in Fleet, Hampshire. Lucy comes from a talented badminton family and started played badminton at an early age before going on to represent Hampshire County at National Competitions, alongside her brother Matthew Shuker, who held a career high World ranking of No.43 in men's singles. Lucy also had a love of horse riding until she had a motorbike accident at the age of 21 which left her paralysed from the T4 vertebra.
Lucy started playing wheelchair tennis in 2002, less than 12 months after her life changing motorbike accident. She was introduced to the sport by former Quad World No.#1 Pete 'Quadfather' Norfolk during the process of buying her first wheelchair.
Lucy is an inspiration to many. As a T4 Paraplegic, her injury was initially considered too profound for her to find success in wheelchair tennis. However, this has only ever served to motivate Lucy more and her previous badminton experience and strong hand-eye co-ordination has made her a natural talent. As one of the most disabled women on tour, Lucy continues to find success amongst the top players in the game.
In 2013, Lucy became the first British Wheelchair Tennis Player to compete at all 4 major Tennis Grand Slams in the same year when she competed at the US Open in New York, the same year that she obtained her highest singles ranking to date of World No.5.
In 2018, Lucy made a return to a Grand Slam final when she partnered Sabine Ellerbrock to reach the Wimbledon Doubles Final, and in 2021 she also reached the Australian Open Doubles Final with KG Montjane.
Lucy achieved a BSc Hons in the Science and Management of Exercise and Health from University of Surrey in 2001.
In 2011, Lucy was named the Vitalise Woman of Achievement, and collected the award from disability charity Vitalise in recognition of her achievements in the world of disabled sport.
On 8 November 2017, Lucy was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Bournemouth University. In January 2019, Lucy and South African partner Kgothatso Montjane reached the semi-finals of the women's wheelchair doubles at the Australian Open, but were defeated by second seeds Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock.
Ms Lucy Shuker, tennis player; Paralympic bronze medallist wheelchair tennis doubles, London 2012, 33