British Wimbledon Champion 2014

No you haven’t read the title wrong, British hopes at Wimbledon did not crash out with Andy Murray. In fact British talent was very much in evidence in the Wheelchair Tennis as Jordanne Whiley become the first British woman to lift the wheelchair tennis trophy at Wimbledon as she secured the doubles title with her Japanese partner Yui Kamiji. The pairing beat the defending champions 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, taking the title away from the Netherlands for the first time in the Championships 6 year history.

Whiley and Kamiji in practice on Saturday

Also in action over the weekend were the partnership of GB’s Gordon Reid and Tom Egberink who despite a storming first set lost out to the number one seeds Houdet and Kunieda in the semi finals (1-6, 6-4, 6-2). After a strong start Reid and Egberink suffered a number of errors in their game in the second set along with a puncture, they put up a strong performance to the very end with a number of thrilling long rallies seen throughout the match. Houdet and Kunieda then went on to win the finals in straight sets.

Emergency puncture repair for Gordon Reid

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