How motherhood has changed everything – even for an Olympian

Wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley tells Nicola Kenton how the birth of her first child hasn’t stopped her from achieving greatness

Thursday 06 February 2020 10:32
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Team GB wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley and son Jackson
Team GB wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley and son Jackson

Becoming a mother can change many parts of your life but it hasn’t stopped wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley from achieving greatness.

Returning to the court following the birth of her son Jackson in January 2018 was something Whiley always hoped to do with Tokyo in mind, but to win a Grand Slam title just 11 months into her comeback was a pleasant surprise.

Whiley clinched the women’s doubles title at the Australian Open alongside bridesmaid Yui Kamiji last week, beating Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot 6-2 6-4.

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