Jordanne Whiley beats doubles partner to win maiden Grand Slam title
Last Updated: 14/09/15 8:54am
Jordanne Whiley became the first British woman to win a wheelchair singles title after defeating her doubles partner Yui Kamiji at the US Open.
The pair have won six major titles in the doubles together but Whiley came out on top in three sets to secure a maiden title in the singles event.
Whiley, 23, playing in her first singles Grand Slam, defeated the world No 3 and defending champion 6-4 0-6 6-1 at Flushing Meadows.
"It was a bit of a strange match and it was obviously really difficult playing Yui because she's one of my best friends and my doubles partner," Whiley told Sky Sports News HQ.
"So I do actually feel quite bad but at the same time I just can't believe it, I don't think it has sunk in yet. It's like a dream and I'm just like speechless."
Fellow Briton Gordon Reid, 23, won his second Grand Slam title in the men's wheelchair doubles final.
The 23-year-old paired with Frenchman Stephane Houdet to defeat Michael Jeremiasz and Nicolas Peifer 6-3 6-1.