British wheelchair tennis pair Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley won Paralympic silver after being outclassed by Holland's Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot in the women's doubles final in Tokyo.

Steventon-based Whiley and partner Shuker went down in straight sets in just over an hour against the top seeds at Ariake Tennis Park, losing 6-0 6-1.

Despite Saturday's comprehensive defeat, second place on the podium was an upgrade for the GB duo, who claimed bronze at both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Van Koot and De Groot were on opposite sides of the net for the gold medal match in Brazil five years ago, with the former coming out on top alongside Jiske Griffioen, while the latter was partnered by Marjolein Buis.

Lucy Shuker aged 41, from Fleet, Jordanne Whiley aged 29, from Steventon, win silver in the Womens Doubles Gold Medal Match event on during day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture: imagecomms/ParalympicsGB/PA Wire

Lucy Shuker aged 41, from Fleet, Jordanne Whiley aged 29, from Steventon, win silver in the Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match event on during day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture: imagecomms/ParalympicsGB/PA Wire

They combined to devastating effect this time around as second seeds Shuker and Whiley were unable to gain a foothold in a match which swiftly became a formality.

De Groot had already claimed the singles title in Japan following Friday's victory over home favourite Yui Kamiji while for Van Koot, the win was revenge after losing out on individual bronze to Whiley.

On Friday, Whiley took a singles bronze against Van Koot in three sets. Following that win, the 29-year-old said: “I just said to myself at the end, ‘I did it.’ Obviously it’s not gold, but for me, this feels like gold."

Whiley's father, Keith, claimed the bronze medal in the 1984 summer Paralymics. He took third place in the 100m L3 final at the New York games.

Lucy Shuker aged 41, from Fleet, Jordanne Whiley aged 29, from Steventon, win silver in the Womens Doubles Gold Medal Match event on during day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture: imagecomms/ParalympicsGB/PA Wire

Lucy Shuker aged 41, from Fleet, Jordanne Whiley aged 29, from Steventon, win silver in the Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match event on during day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture: imagecomms/ParalympicsGB/PA Wire

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