• Wimbledon

Britain's Whiley wins wheelchair doubles

ESPN staff
July 6, 2014
Britain's Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji of Japan have now completed three quarters of a career Grand Slam © Getty Images

There was success for Britain on the final day of Wimbledon as Jordanne Whiley and Japan's Yui Kamiji defeated Dutch duo Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot to win the ladies' wheelchair doubles title.

Whiley and Kamiji, who were the No.1 seeds, bounced back from defeat in the 2013 final to win 2-6 6-2 7-5.

The duo also won the French Open, after Whiley, 22, became the first British woman to win a grand slam wheelchair title at the Australian Open when they triumphed in Melbourne.

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"I was really nervous and disappointed the first set didn't go our way," Whiley told BBC Sport.

"I put a towel over my head, thought that I will only get one shot at a Wimbledon final and that was the turning point.

"There's pressure now because we're three-quarters of the way to a Grand Slam, but I'll be working hard until then."

Elsewhere, Nenad Zimonjic and Sam Stosur won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title on Sunday with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Max Mirnyi and Taiwan's Chan Hao-ching.

Zimonjic and Stosur broke their opponents' service in the third game of the second set to put them on their way to their first grand slam title together.

Stosur, who won the US Open women's singles in 2011, won her third mixed doubles grand slam title. She also triumphed at SW19 with American Bob Bryan in 2008.

Zimonjic has won four other major mixed titles and also captured three men's doubles titles with Daniel Nestor, including in 2008 and 2009 at Wimbledon.

In the boys' singles final, American Noah Rubin beat compatriot Stefan Kozlov 6-4 4-6 6-3 while Jelena Ostapenko won the girls' singles after defeating Kristina Schmiedlova 2-6 6-3 6-0.

Nenad Zimonjic and Sam Stosur pose with their trophies after winning the mixed doubles final © Getty Images
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