JORDANNE Whiley has set her sights on a Wimbledon wildcard after making a sensational return to international competition.

The 26-year-old, who lives in Steventon, won the singles and doubles titles at the inaugural ITF 3 Series Wrexham Indoor Wheelchair Tournament.

Whiley, who gave birth to her son Jackson last year, beat world No 9 Katharina Kruger 6-2, 6-4 in the final.

The ten-time grand slam champion is now targeting a return to Wimbledon for the first time since winning the doubles title in 2017.

But with only the top seven ranked players receiving automatic entry, she will have to rely on being awarded a place in the eight-strong singles draw by the All England Club.

“For Wimbledon, I will apply for a wildcard,” said Whiley.

“Unless I get that I won’t be playing any slams this year.

“My aim is to get into the Australian Open for January, which will be really tough – I will have to be top seven by the end of the year.

“To be in a slam this year, I would need some really ridiculous results.”

Whiley must compete in two UNIQLO Wheelchair Tour events before she can earn a world ranking.

And she is well on her way to achieving that after beating top seed Aniek Van Koot 7-6, 6-4 yesterday to reach the quarter-finals of the Bolton Indoor ITF 2 tournament.

Her latest run backs up victories over three players ranked inside the top 15 in Wrexham.

Whiley, who trains at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon, said: “Last week was definitely unexpected.

“To be honest, I didn’t think I would have a chance of getting past the second round and I was quite pleased to just make the quarter-finals – it definitely exceeded my expectations.

“I didn’t know how I was going to perform and how others had improved.

“This is just a gauge for where I am and I’m trying to get the highest ranking possible.”