23 year old Jordanne Whiley from Birmingham is the first British woman to win a wheelchair
tennis Grand Slam singles title after she won the US Open on Sunday 13th September 2015. It was the first womens
single Grand Slam Final that Jordanne had played in.
Jordanne beat the defending World number 3 champion Yui Kamiji of Japan 6-4, 0-6, 6-1, winning the game on the ninth championship point.
She is no stranger to tennis as she is already the UK’s most successful tennis player. After suffering with brittle bone disease doctors told
her she would never play sport again, how very wrong they were.
Jordanne and Yui were previous doubles team mates and are also best friends, it was hard for them to compete against each other but a great match
and Jordanne showed she was the best player, earning the well deserved Grand Slam singles title.