LUCY Shuker begins her Wimbledon Championship campaign today, playing world no. 1 Yui Kamiji of Japan in the wheelchair ladies singles.

British no. 1 and world no. 7 Shuker, who trained at the Blackbrook Tennis Centre in Taunton, is set for her ninth Wimbledon, having reached the singles final and won the ladies doubles (with Diede de Groot) at last week’s Surbiton Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

Shuker and Sabine Ellerbrock (Germany) face Dutch pair De Groot and Marjolein Buis in the ladies doubles.

Shuker said: "Having the event at Surbiton was a great initiative by the Tennis Foundation to provide players the extra opportunity to play on grass.

"It gave me some valuable match time in singles and doubles and I feel pretty confident for this week.

"I started 2017 by taking Diede to three sets on two occasions, I beat Marjolein Buis [world no. 6] at the Australian Open and I’ve beaten Aniek van Koot [world no. 4] twice.

"So I’ve had some really good results against the top girls, which is really exciting, but you have to be the better player on the day.

"Every match that gets drawn is going to be a tough match, as it’s the top eight that qualified - all I can do is go out there, enjoy it and do my best."