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Whiley snares double success
8:20pm Saturday 19th May 2012 in Sport
HALESOWEN serving sensation Jordanne Whiley is celebrating a double success in wheelchair tennis doubles.
Whiley and partner Lucy Shuker clinched their first International Tennis Federation Series One title at the Atlanta Open.
The success came only a week after they clinched gold at the Eton Manor International in Olympic Park, the test event for September’s London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Whiley and Shuker met top seeds Annick Sevenans or Belgium and Sharon Walraven of the Netherlands in the Atlanta final and came from a set down to clinch a 1-6 6-4 7-5 victory.
British number one Whiley also impressed in the singles competition, beating Germany’s Katharina Kruger on route to the semi-finals, where she lost to world number three Jiske Griffioen.
Seven days earlier Whiley and Shuker eased to gold at Eton Manor, the purpose-built wheelchair tennis venue in Olympic Park, after beating fellow Brits Kay Forshaw and Val Fisher 6-1 6-1 in the final.
In the singles, Whiley reached the final where she put in a good showing against world number one Esther Vergeer, before losing 7-5 6-1.