Whiley ready for US Open

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WIMBLEDON champion Jordanne Whiley is among the direct entries for the US Open Wheelchair Tennis Competition.

She will contest the women's and doubles events at the final Grand Slam tournament of the year from September 4 to 7.

After making her US Open debut in 2013, Whiley will return to New York this year aiming to make British tennis history having partnered Japan’s Yui Kamiji to win the women’s doubles at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon already this season.

Whiley, part of an elite field of eight women’s players for the singles and doubles in New York, will be bidding to become the first Brit to win the same event at all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year.

Whiley and Kamiji will also bid to emulate Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot, who became the third all-Dutch partnership to win all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles in the same season in 2013, but finished runners-up to Whiley and Kamiji in Paris and at Wimbledon this season.

“It’s been a remarkable year already and, after achieving a childhood dream becoming the first British woman to win a Grand Slam wheelchair tennis title at Wimbledon, I’m so excited for the opportunity me and Yui have to win the set of all four major titles,” said Whiley, whose Wimbledon victory took her to number two in the women’s doubles world rankings, directly behind Kamiji.

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