HALESOWEN'S Jordanne Whiley excited by Wimbledon return after wildcard selection.

Whiley is among four British players from the LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Performance Programme to contest the wheelchair events at The Championships next month.

Andy Lapthorne, Whiley and Gordon Reid have been given wildcards while reigning US Open champion Alfie Hewett was already confirmed among the direct entries.

Whiley will play her first Wimbledon since becoming a mum in January 2018. In 2017 she played at The Championships whilst 11 weeks pregnant, winning her fourth successive ladies’ doubles title partnering Yui Kamiji of Japan.

Whiley began her comeback to international wheelchair tennis in February this year and has won four of seven singles events she has contested since then Whiley has returned to number eight in this week’s women’s singles rankings reaching the semi-finals of last year’s Super Series event in France.

Ten-time Grand Slam champion Whiley, who will playing at Wimbledon for the eighth time, said: "I’m really excited and especially since it will be the first time since my comeback earlier this year that I’ve played with Yui.

"Obviously, the last time I was at Wimbledon we won the doubles again and I was pregnant with Jackson, so it’s going to be exciting to see what we can do this year. I’m so grateful that Wimbledon have backed me, but I’ve had a great comeback and I did not expect to be back in the top eight by mid-June. It’s been an amazing few months.”