Born on the 11th June 1992 in Birmingham, Jordanne Whiley's association with tennis started at an extremely early age. Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Jordanne's first discovered tennis at 3 years old through her father Keith (a former paralympic bronze sprint medallist) - "I started playing wheelchair tennis because of my dad - he played and I just basically copied him. He was actually my coach until I was 12. I've always liked individual sports and tennis was challenging".
Talent-spotted at the age of 12, it would take Jordanne just 2 years to capture her first National Championship - and became the youngest winner in the process. Two years later, Jordanne claimed her first International title, becoming the Junior World Champion at the age of 16. Named for the 2012 Paralympic Games team, Jordanne took away a bronze medal in her home country and then went on to make history yet again when she was the first British woman to win a Grand Slam wheelchair tennis title (for doubles) in 2014 and yet again (for Singles) in 2015.
Awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 2015 and currently ranked the World's Number 4, Jordanne still has much that she wants to achieve in her career, but is just as dedicated to being a positive role model as she is to her game - "Tennis has changed my life - and it can change other people's lives too. I'm more confident and it's given me the chance to represent my country. My passion is to show other women that you can be as successful as you want to be - and most importantly to be happy without giving in to what society tells you what you should look like".