Brit Jordanne Whiley has indicated that she was ‘eleven weeks pregnant’ when she won her fourth straight Wimbledon women’s wheelchair doubles two weeks ago.
Whiley, 25, who partnered with Yui Kamiji, 22 from Japan beat Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot in the women’s wheelchair doubles final at Wimbledon.
The British tweeted she is expecting her first child with his boyfriend Marc McCarroll who also doubles as her coach.
She noted this when she told the Mixed Zone reiterating; “I thought: ‘If we start trying in May, I could still play at Wimbledon- and it worked”.
“But I had no idea how incredibly sick I’d be. For three days I couldn’t leave the house”, she added.
“At the French Open, I was really, really ill- so sick I thought it was a stomach bug. Even the doctors thought it was a stomach bug”, she indicated.
“But by Wimbledon, I was a little more prepared. I knew how to manage it”, she added.
She also indicated that she is expecting to be back to the court “in a year or 18 months” but did not rule out participating in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.
Whiley becomes the second tennis player to confirm pregnancy when playing at the Grand Slams with American Serena Williams also confirming an eight week pregnancy after she won her 23rd Grand Slam in January ruling her out for the year.