Jordanne Whiley MBE

Jordanne was encouraged to start playing wheelchair tennis by her father Keith, who was a bronze medallist in the L3 100m at the 1984 New York Paralympic Games.

She made her own Paralympic debut in 2008, where she reached the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles playing alongside Lucy Shuker.

On Jordanne's second Games appearance at London 2012, the British duo paired up again in the women's doubles competition. This time, Lucy and Jordanne succeeded in claiming a medal, winning the bronze medal match against their Thai opponents 7-6(8), 6-7(2), 3-6.

In 2014 Jordanne made history as the first British tennis player in any category, ever to win a calendar year Grand Slam when she partnered Japan’s Yui Kamiji to win the women’s doubles at the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open. Whiley and Kamji are now seven-time Grand Slam doubles champions.

Jordanne returned to the US Open in 2015 to become the first Brit to win a women’s singles Grand Slam wheelchair tennis title. She ended 2015 by being named Disability Sportswoman of the Year and was also awarded an MBE in last year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Jordanne enjoys singing, studying languages, speaks basic French and Dutch, and she has aspirations to coach abroad once she has finished competing.

Jordanne has brittle bone disease and is a Patron of the Brittle Bone Society.

Major results

2012 London Paralympic Games
Women's doubles (with Lucy Shuker GBR)
Bronze

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