Jordanne Whiley Australian Open champion

Double Career Slam & three-time Australian Open champion announces retiremenet

A 13-time Major winner will not push for a fourth Australian Open title, announcing their retirement after a 16-year professional career. 

British wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley has announced an end to her career at the age of 29.

She claimed Paralympic bronze and silver medals in singles and doubles respectively in Tokyo this summer.

“There comes a time in everyone’s life where we must close the current chapter and move on to another,” Whiley began on Twitter.

“Wheelchair tennis has been the biggest chapter of my life, with a professional career spanning 16 years.

“Tokyo was the perfect ending to a successful career and I leave the sport with no regrets and a heart filled with pride.”

Those medals in Tokyo were added to double bronze from London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Whiley also completed the Career Grand Slam twice over, winning 13 Major titles, all alongside Japanese star Yui Kamiji.

Three of those titles came at the Australian Open, two at Roland Garros, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open.

In 2014, the pair completed the Calendar Slam in doubles. Finally, Whiley also has one singles Slam title to her name, at the US Open in 2015.

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