Back-to-back British crowns for Jordanne
Straight sets victory ‘tougher than scoreline suggests’
Whiley, who is based in Ickenham, raced into a 3-0 first set lead as she faced world No 3 van Koot in the British Open final for the second successive year.
Despite van Koot coming back to get to within a game of the world No 4 ranked Brit, Whiley reeled off eight games in a row to wrap up the second Super Series singles title of her career 12 months after landing her first in Nottingham.
“It was tougher than the scoreline suggests. Three and love sounds like a beating but it was tough today,” said Whiley.
“Aniek is a tough opponent because she has that big forehand and a solid backhand. Today I felt like I played really well, I used the court well and didn’t get over excited and start hitting big, I just placed the ball well and hit my spots.
“I came here to make a mark and say to everyone that I’m a competitor for gold in Rio and I think I’ve done that by beating everyone and winning the title.”
On a busy day of finals at Nottingham Tennis Centre Dylan Alcott claimed the quad title with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over David Wagner. The world No 1 was too powerful for Wagner as he claimed his second British Open quad Singles title.
In the day’s other final Wimbledon champions Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett were unable to repeat their heroics from two weeks ago as they succumbed to a 6-2, 6-1 loss to the French pairing of Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.
Meanwhile, Eastcote star Andy Lapthorne and his partner Jamie Burdekin finished runners-up in the quad doubles to American second seeds Bryan Barten and David Wagner.
Lapthorne and Burdekin took the opening set, but then had to come from 4-1 down in the final set before missing the opportunity to take a 5-4 lead. They saved two match points but eventually the Americans won 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. JORDANNE Whiley made it back-to-back British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships women’s singles titles after beating Dutchwoman Aniek van Koot 6-3, 6-0.
SECOND TITLE: Jordanne Whiley Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images