Jordanne Whiley MBE


Born with Brittle Bone Disease, the same condition her did Keith was born with, Jordanne believes she broke her legs 26 times a child. Raised in Halesowen, she first hit a tennis ball from her chair aged three, at a tournament in Israel where her dad was competing. She followed her dad, a former Paralympic medallist in athletics, into wheelchair tennis and at the age of five attended her first Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Camp.

Jordanne made her international debut in Great Britain’s Junior World Team Cup Team aged 13 and in 2007, aged 14, she became Britain’s youngest ever National women’s singles champion, completing her junior career as a three-time Junior Masters singles and doubles champion, junior World Team Cup gold medallist and world junior No. 1.

montage of Jordanne Whiley's 4 Grand Slam titles

  • Became the first British tennis player in history to complete a calendar year Grand Slam in 2014 when partnering Japan’s Yui Kamiji to win all four women’s doubles Grand Slam titles. Jordanne made history again when she became the first British female wheelchairt tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles titles at the 2015 US Open.
  • London 2012 women’s doubles bronze medallist with Lucy Shuker.
  • Winner of 17 senior international singles titles and 40 senior international doubles titles, with a career best ranking of No. 5 in singles and No. 1 in doubles.
  • Four-time women’s singles National champion and five-time women’s doubles National champion.
  • Jordanne was made an MBE in the Birthday Honours List in June 2015. She had her MBE presented to her by The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace in October. 

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