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WHILEY Jordanne
Sport Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthBirmingham, ENG
Height1.45 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Common Law / De Facto
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing the sport in 1995 at age three in Israel.
Why this sport?
She followed her father Keith into the sport.
Club / Team
Bisham Abbey: Great Britain
Name of coach
Mike Price, GBR, from 2014
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Great Britain
Opponent
Debbie Brazier
Location
Great Britain
General Interest
Nicknames
Jordy or J (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Hobbies
Singing, shopping. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her coach and her parents. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Hero / Idol
Her father. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Injuries
In 2012 she had a cyst in her wrist. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A bird's trust isn't in the branch it sits on, but in its own wings to fly." (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Disability Sportswoman of the Year. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Nov 2015)
Famous relatives
Her father Keith has the same impairment and has also played wheelchair tennis. (tennisfoundation.org.uk, 01 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To be world number one and win 2 Paralympic gold medals. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Impairment
Osteogenesis imperfecta. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)
Other information
MOTIVATOR
She would like to inspire people to watch and play wheelchair tennis. "I set out to inspire people. I want to be the best at what I do, but I also love my sport and I want others to love it, too. That is because I know it can change lives. Some adults tell me they didn't know you could play tennis in a chair. Wheelchair tennis is not something a lot of people have heard of. If people do not know what it is and have never heard of me, it makes it hard to appeal to sponsors." (bbc.co.uk, 08 Jan 2016)

PRODIGY
In 2007, she became Britain's youngest ever national women's singles champion at age 14. (tennisfoundation.org.uk, 01 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Roland Garros (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 Singles  
1 2014 Doubles  
Wimbledon (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Doubles  
US Open (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 Singles  
1 2014 Doubles  
Australian Open (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Singles  
British Open
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 Singles  
2 2014 Doubles  
1 2014 Doubles