Kamiji, Whiley win fourth women's doubles crown at Wimbledon

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 17, 2017

The duo battled back from a set down to see off Dutch second seeds Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on the No 3 Court.

The 25-year-old sustained the injury in the wrist she also suffers from tendonitis and arthritis in, causing her to take eight months off from the tour and only return for last month's French Open.

Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley of Britain clinched their fourth consecutive women's wheelchair doubles title at the Wimbledon on Sunday.

"My body actually feels pretty good. I'm happy", said Whiley.

British star Whiley has now won the title for four successive years. I really did not even expect to get to a final.

Whiley's win puts her on 11 Grand Slam titles and level with Peter Norfolk in the all-time standings.

"Yui's my best friend, I would do anything for Yui, I would try my hardest for Yui and I know she would do the same". To get such tremendous exposure on the BBC as well as having record numbers of people watching the finals on a show court can only help us in our aim to get more disabled people picking up a racket and realising tennis can be for them. I'm so grateful to Wimbledon for putting us on that court. I'd like to thank the All England Lawn Tennis Club for their role in helping to grow the sport so significantly over recent years.

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