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Jordanne Whiley MBE

"Tennis has changed my life - and it can change other people's lives too."

Young champion

Young champion

Talent-spotted at the age of 12, it would take Jordanne just 2 years to capture her first National Championship - and became the youngest winner in the process. Two years later, Jordanne claimed her first International title, becoming the Junior World Champion at the age of 16. Named for the 2012 Paralympic Games team, Jordanne took away a bronze medal in her home country and then went on to make history yet again when she was the first British woman to win a Grand Slam wheelchair tennis title (for doubles) in 2014 and yet again (for Singles) in 2015.

Awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2015 and currently ranked the World's Number 4, Jordanne still has much that she wants to achieve in her career, but is just as dedicated to being a positive role model as she is to her game - "Tennis has changed my life - and it can change other people's lives too. I'm more confident and it's given me the chance to represent my country. My passion is to show other women that you can be as successful as you want to be - and most importantly to be happy without giving in to what society tells you what you should look like".

At only 3 years old

At only 3 years old

Born on the 11th June 1992 in Birmingham, Jordanne Whiley's association with tennis started at an extremely early age. Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Jordanne's first discovered tennis at 3 years old through her father Keith (a former paralympic bronze sprint medallist) - "I started playing wheelchair tennis because of my dad - he played and I just basically copied him. He was actually my coach until I was 12. I've always liked individual sports and tennis was challenging".

Jordanne Whiley MBE's Road To Glory

2019

Wrexham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2019

Tram Barcelona Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2019

Daegu Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2019

Busan Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2019

Birmingham Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2019

Biel-Bienne Indoors

Singles champion

2016

USN Bolton Arena

Singles champion

2016

Toyota Open International de L'ile de Re

Singles champion

2016

Cajun Classic

Singles champion

2016

British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Singles champion

2016

Paralympic Games (Rio)

Doubles - Bronze Medal

2015

Wimbledon Wheelchair Ladies (Doubles)

Champion

2015

US Open Singles

Champion

2015

USN Bolton Arena

Singles & Doubles Champion

2015

Japan Open (Doubles)

Champion

2015

British Open Singles

Champion

2015

Australia Open (Doubles)

Champion

2014

Wimbledon Wheelchair Ladies (Doubles)

Champion

2014

US Open (Doubles)

Champion

2014

French Open (Doubles)

Champion

2014

Australia Open (Doubles)

Champion

2012

Paralympic Games (London)

Doubles - Bronze Medal

2012

Korea Open (Doubles)

Champion

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