Louise Hunt's fantastic women’s doubles run in the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Mission Viejo, California, ended in defeat in the final to the world’s top two ranked doubles players, Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji.
Louise and her double’s partner, Katharina Kruger of Germany started the Masters as fourth seeds and qualified from the pool stage for Saturday’s semi-finals before pulling off a memorable win over Dutch third seeds Marolein Buis and Michaela Spaanstra.
Fellow Brit Whiley and her partner Kamiji are the winners of all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles this season, so losing to them in the final is no shame at all.
“I’m so proud of our performances this week, it was really special for us to play here together and get so far. Obviously, as four-time Grand Slam champions this year and the world’s top two ranked doubles players, they [Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji] are always going to be tough opponents. But it was great experience for us as a pair and we are going to take that into Prague and more tournaments next year.”
You can catch Louise in action at the Prague Cup in the Czech Republic at the end of November, then in the National Wheelchair Tennis Championships in early December, held in Gloucester. Follow @LouiseHunt1 on Twitter and @ITFWheelchair for all the latest news.
We are proud to have Louise as part of our Silverback Troop. Keep up the great work!