Shuker claimes her fourth Tennis Canada International women’s singles title


Taunton based Lucy Shuker has claimed her fourth Tennis Canada International women’s singles title since 2010, without dropping a set in Montreal.

The top seed retained her crown with a 6-1, 7-5 semi-final win against Japan’s Shiori Funamizu and a 6-4, 6- 2 victory over her Japanese doubles partner Manami Tanaka in the final. The title was Shuker’s second of the weekend after she became doubles champion with Tanaka.

Meanwhile, Wiltshire’s Louise Hunt was a finalist in the women’s doubles at the French Riviera Open. But, sadly, Hunt saw her unbeaten doubles record with Dutchwoman Michaela Spaanstra come to an end. Although they had won their first two tournaments together earlier this season, Hunt and Spaanstra were edged out in a decisive match tie-break by top seeds Giulia Capocci (Italy) and Charlotte Famin (France), 7-6(9), 2-6, 12-10.

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