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Korea Open | Lucy Shuker and Gordon Reid land titles

Gordon Reid and Lucy Shuker earned the perfect preparation for next week’s Japan Open wheelchair tennis Super Series tournament when they won Saturday’s Korea Open men’s and women’s singles finals at Seoul’s Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

I have been working on a few things with my coach Luke Mulvihill and it's really good to put those things into practice and come away with some good results and the titles. Lucy Shuker
Saturday’s double success meant a clean sweep of all three titles contested by the two Brits at the ITF 1 Series event after Shuker also won her third Korea Open women’s doubles title on Friday’s penultimate day of competition.
With top seed Reid concentrating his efforts on the men’s singles this week the world No.5 claimed straight sets wins over Myung-Ho Bae of Korea, eighth seed Satoshi Saida of Japan and fourth seed Ben Weekes of Australia to earn his place in Saturday’s final against Japanese second seed Takashi Sanada. Rio Paralympic champion Reid saved his best performance until last, racing to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over world No.8 Sanada.
“I’m very pleased with the performance today against a top level opponent. I played positively and was clinical throughout the match. It’s great preparation for the start of a busy summer season,” said Reid, who will now bid to defend his Japan Open men’s singles title in Iizuka from Monday.
Straight sets wins over In Kyung Han of Korea and Japanese third seed Manami Tanaka secured 2015 Korea Open champion and this year’s top seed Shuker a return to the women’s singles final in Seoul and guaranteed a match-up with her doubles partner, Italian second seed Giulia Capocci. World No.8 Shuker completed a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Capocci to ensure she leaves Seoul as a double champion for the second time in four years.
Shuker and Capocci also justified top seeding in the women’s doubles, defeating the second seeds, Ju-Youn Park of Korea and Tanaka, 6-2, 7-6(3) in Friday’s final as Shuker claimed her third Korea open doubles title after previous victories in the event in 2012 and 2015.
“It’s been a really good week here in Seoul. I have been working on a few things with my coach Luke Mulvihill, who’s been here with me this week. It’s really good to put those things into practice and come away with some good results and the titles. It’s certainly good preparation for next week’s Japan Open,” said Shuker, who has now won back-to-back singles and doubles titles after triumphing in both events at last month’s Israel Open.
Shuker is unbeaten in her last four doubles events since mid-March and unbeaten in her last 14 doubles matches in all competition as she heads to next week’s Japan Open, where she will bid for her fourth successive doubles title at Super Series level, the highest tier of wheelchair tennis tournament outside of the Grand Slams.
Reid and Shuker will be joined at the Japan Open in Iizuka by fellow Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programne members Alfie Hewett and Antony Cotterill.





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