Whiley wins fourth successive Wimbledon doubles crown

Ickenham’s Jordanne Whiley won her fourth successive Wimbledon ladies wheelchair doubles title as she and Yui Kamiji stormed back from a set behind to beat second seeds Marjolein Buis and Diede De Groot.

The 25-year-old was beaten at the first hurdle in the singles by De Groot earlier in the week but claimed revenge and her ninth Grand Slam doubles crown in front of a delighted crowd on court three.

They had witnessed a superb 37-shot rally in the fifth game of the opening set, which was taken 6-2 by the Dutch pair.

But Whiley and Kamiji won eight of the first nine points of the second set to seal an early break, which they momentarily lost midway through the set but regained immediately.

They were gifted that set with two double faults, sending the final to a decider.

The Anglo-Japanese pair had to survive three break points in the first game but once they had done so, they went on to dominate – and raced into a 5-0 lead.

Getting over the line proved tricky, as Buis and De Groot saved a couple of match points and also threatened to break back at one stage – but a backhand from Kamiji won the match and with it another piece of silverware.