JORDANNE Whiley is celebrating another impressive victory after winning her second women’s singles title of the year in Switzerland.

Ten-time Grand Slam champion Whiley claimed the Biel-Bienne Indoors women’s singles crown on Sunday, March 9 after beating world No. 12 Michaela Spaanstra of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second ITF 3 title in three tournaments as her comeback after childbirth continues.

The 26-year-old former world number three and four-time Wimbledon doubles champion has subsequently moved up seven places to number 31 in the world rankings.

She secured her return to the top 40 last month after winning the LTA’s Wrexham Indoor tournament - her first international event since the birth of son Jackson, and reaching the final of the LTA’s Bolton Indoor.

“I changed my serve one day before I flew out to Switzerland and I’m in the process of improving my forehand, so all things considered I’m pleased” said Whiley, as she explained the ongoing evolution of her game as she climbs back up the rankings in her bid to try and earn a wild card selection for Wimbledon and, ultimately, qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

“The final against Spaanstra was my best performance all week. I feel I played well but it was much closer than the score suggested. Michaela is a strong player but I feel she didn’t have her best day on the court so it was by no means convincing.” said Whiley after beating Spaanstra in straight sets for the third time in three tournaments.

Whiley has only dropped two sets of tennis in 14 singles matches so far this season – those two sets coming in the final of the ITF 2 Bolton Indoor – with victories over South Africa’s Mariska Venter, Russia’s Viktoriia Lvova and fellow Brit Louise Hunt preceding the final in Switzerland.

Two-time Paralympic doubles bronze medallist Whiley is now looking forward to a different challenge as she approaches back-to-back ITF 1 and ITF 2 tournaments in Korea as she returns to the country for the first time since reaching three finals and winning a singles and doubles title in Korea in 2013.

“There is much less pressure on me now for Korea so, of course, I’m going there to win, but I’ll also be playing some strong opposition and I’m looking forward to testing myself on a bigger stage.”