JORDANNE Whiley has won her third Australian Open women's wheelchair doubles title.

The 27-year-old and Japanese partner Yui Kamiji saw off Dutch top seeds Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot 6-2, 6-4 in the final overnight.

Whiley, who lives in Steventon, was competing in Melbourne for the first time in four years after only returning from maternity leave last February.

It is her first Grand Slam since the birth of her son Jackson and her 11th in total, ten of which have come with Kamiji in doubles events.

The British player said: “It’s really good to be back, I’ve only been back 11 months after having a baby so I’m so pleased I’ve won this and that I’m back with Yui.

"Thank you to the Japanese fans, I feel like I’m half Japanese."

The unseeded duo went up a double break 4-1 early on, before their opponents broke back.

But Whiley and Kamiji regained the initiative to go 5-2 up, before the latter served out the first set.

They broke in the second set to go 5-3 ahead and eventually sealed victory in 90 minutes.