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Jordanne Whiley becomes first British woman to win wheelchair tennis Grand Slam singles title

Jordanne Whiley Credit: The Tennis Foundation

Jordanne Whiley has become the first British woman to win a wheelchair tennis Grand Slam singles title after winning the US Open on Sunday.

The 23-year-old from Birmingham was playing in her first women’s singles Grand Slam final.

She beat defending champion and world No. 3 Yui Kamiji of Japan 6-4, 0-6, 6-1, claiming the match on her ninth championship point.

Whiley will now go to a new career best singles world ranking on Monday after starting the US Open word ranked No.5.

“It really hasn't sunk in that I've done it - I'm a singles Grand Slam champion! It was so strange playing Yui as she's my best friend and we've achieved so much in doubles together but it means I know her game so well.”

– Jordanne Whiley