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Roland Garros Return

2022 marked a return to the clay courts of Roland Garros for Shuker for the first time since 2016.

An historic event for wheelchair tennis with the draws for the men's and women's divisions increasing to twelve players, compared to the eight that have previously featured at every Grand Slam wheelchair event since 2002. The draw for the Quad tournament was also extended to eight participants instead of the previous four.

After a strong start from Shuker in her opening match which saw her take the first set against 2015 Roland Garros Champion, Jiske Griffioen, Shuker was edged out by the former World No.1, 6-1, 3-6, 1-6.

“I tried to execute my game, you know; the game plan that I had is slightly higher risk," said Shuker. "

"I'm going after my shots, but I know that that's kind of the way that I need to play, which is what I did in the first set. But she was the person that executed better on the day in the third set. It's a shame but there's lots of positives to take as well."

While in the doubles event, Shuker partnered with Dana Mathewson of the USA in their first Grand Slam together. Having reached five finals and won two titles together this season, they came from 2-0 down early in the opening set, but when Shuker held serve for the first time to make it 2-2 it was the Anglo-American partnership’s last success of the set. At 4-0 down in the second set Shuker held serve again, but Ohtani and Zhu continued to set the pace before advancing to the semi-finals 6-2, 6-1.


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