JORDANNE Whiley is hoping to fight on two fronts for a title when she begins her Wimbledon campaign today.

The 27-year-old, who lives in Steventon, faces doubles partner and second seed Yui Kamiji in the first round of the ladies’ wheelchair singles.

It is a tough start for the world No 8, who has earned a wildcard for the championships after winning 34 of her 38 matches on her return to the sport this year following the birth of her son, Jackson.

But Whiley is not fazed by the challenge of taking on Kamiji, with whom she will partner in a bid for a fifth Wimbledon doubles title.

“I didn’t really mind who I got in the draw,” said the ten-time grand slam champion.

“Obviously, it could have been better, but it could have been worse, too.”

Whiley, who spent last week practicing on the grass at North Oxford LTC, added: “I feel like I can win both (the singles and the doubles).

“I’ve not felt this confident in my whole career.

“I’ve always struggled with a lack of confidence and nerves, but since having Jackson I feel different about things and a bit more fearless.

“I don’t feel like an underdog and I don’t think anyone wants to face me.”

Whiley begins her doubles campaign with Kamiji against Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot tomorrow.

She has not played at the championships since their triumph in 2017.

Whiley added: “I’m just really excited to be playing at Wimbledon again.”