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Women's Wheelchair Doubles Final

Clare Balding introduces live coverage of the women's wheelchair doubles final as Marjolein Buis and Diede De Groot play Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley.

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This is the national programme. Now we are going to take you over to


Wimbledon. That's it. He's done it! Her Majesty will present the trophy.


Brilliant! Oh, yes! Perfect! Irresistible! Majestic! Wimbledon


champion again! What a volley! Look at their


reaction. It is a trio of consecutive Wimbledon titles, three


in a row, for Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji. That was last year and


we shall find out if Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji can do it again. As


you can see, already a crowd gathered around Roger Federer are


warming up on court number eight ahead of his attempt at a record


eight Wimbledon title, playing Marin Cilic at 2 o'clock on Centre Court.


Build-up to that will start at one o'clock on BBC One. On BBC Two we


are focused on court number three and behind me warming up is Jordanne


Whiley going for a fourth consecutive title with her partner,


who she describes as a bag for life. She means that in a very, entryway!


I am delighted to be joined by Steve Brown and Alfie Hewett who won the


doubles title with Gordon Reid yesterday and Peter Norfolk.


Thankfully the weather has been kind to us. Yes, much better than


yesterday. Somebody that the weather did not bother so much is the 2017


Wimbledon champion Alfie Hewett. Congratulations! I have seen


pictures all over the internet and social media of you celebrating with


your partner Gordon Reid. How does it feel to be a champion defending


the title? It feels amazing. There were a lot of questions asked about


us going into the event. We didn't really have very good form against


the French. To play them in the final, it was a battle and a half.


To wake up this morning, I keep reliving the moment in my head. I


have actually watched the third set tie-break already. We notice only


half of view is here. Where is Gordon? He is on holiday and that is


all I can say! We will stick with that! Hopefully better weather than


you had yesterday. How much did that rain bother you? It was tough. We


practised on the other court this week and they were much harder. As


soon as we got to court number three we realised that it was much softer,


I think because of the drizzle in the morning. That meant the wheels


were digging in. It was very tough to push. If anyone was watching,


Gordon had to raise his anti-tip at the beginning of the warm up to get


all three wheels off the ground. The whole first set, it was raining. It


wasn't heavy enough to stop play, but it made it incredibly tough for


us all to push, and we kept slipping. The movement was not as


good. We could see that. Absolutely. Hopefully it is not a problem for


the girls today. I caught up with them both yesterday after they had


their semifinals when. -- semifinals win.


Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji set for a fourth successive women's


doubles title. Still very much alive, that hope. This year feels


much more special because of circumstances and me being out of


the game for so long. I am not on form and if we were to get the win


it would definitely feel more special to me and I think maybe to


Yui as well because she has got to work harder! How does it feel when


you know that your team-mate is not at the best fitness? It is not too


important. When I am not good on the court, she can play better than me.


We can step up together. We can say many things, smiling. It is not too


important. What is it about the chemistry? How do you do so well


together? I think me and you have something very special which not a


lot of doubles partners have, which is a strong friendship base. That is


a foundation without the tennis. If I am not on form, if Yui is not on


form, we have that base already and that is enough to make a smile and


have energy. We are always going to try for each other. I think we are


very lucky. How do you make each other smile? We just have our quirky


jokes with each other. When Yui could not speak much English we


would say little things like Miss you, hello, like this. When she is


not playing very well, I am not playing very well, we just say Miss


you! We miss each other's tennis. When you can't help but smile! Are


you expecting to win? Yes! Simple as that? We are going to try our very


best. It will be a tough match. Jordanne Whiley has been struggling


with a wrist injury and the Dutch pair of very good. They are very


quick, very dedicated, and ready for the match. There are quite a few


injuries at the moment which is part of the problem of the long season.


Jordanne was only just coming back so it will be a tough match for


them. This court will fill up as the match progresses. Let's hand you


over to our commentary team, Louise Brown and Nick Mullins.


The Dutch pairing led by Diede De Groot, the women's single champion,


to get this doubles final under way. That is Jordanne Whiley, from the


West Midlands, but she is based more and more in London these days.


What a couple of days it has been for this woman, Diede De Groot. She


has risen to world number three in the rankings in no time at all. She


is the bright young thing on the block.


If you were watching her singles final, you will know that she is a


powerful, dominant player, and he likes to play as much inside the


baseline as possible. A real handful. -- she likes.


A little bit of fortune. Action are urged by Marjolein Buis. --


acknowledged by Marjolein Buis. The gap was there that aided by the net.


Not too much you can do about those. That was very nicely played. The


game wrapped up by Marjolein Buis. Who you know extraordinary well,


Louise, because this time last year you were partnering her. We are good


for all the gossip on Marjolein over the next couple of hours or how long


this takes. What is it about this partnership that really impresses


you? The strength you have got with De Groot's aggressiveness, Marjolein


gives her the chance to use it by giving all those balls back.


With these four players, there are four of the best movies on the tour


as well. Although the grass is still tough, it doesn't affect these four


women as much as some of the other players here.


The Japanese and the British player unbeaten as a pair in 2014, 2015 and


20 16. How extraordinary to do it again in 2017.


That is the power from De Groot. It was great coverage really from


Whiley and Kamiji, but just at that last point, that power out hit them


at the end. All square at the start of this women's doubles final. They


have not actually played that much together. They have not played at


all. Part of a year. They were reunited here at Wimbledon. The last


time they play together was here. Due to Jordanne Whiley having


injuries and time-out, they have not been on court for a while, but we


are witnessing here, in the semifinal and in these couple of


games, it has not been too much of a hindrance. There is a synergy,


lovely synergy between Kamiji and Whiley. We have been talking already


about that in the chat where Jordanne called Kamiji her bag for


life. It is just so natural. They know where each other is all the


time. Just over rotated a little bit on


that one. It is one of the things in wheelchair tennis that it is very


important to keep your chair steady. If it drifts, you can push it along.


Right now Kamiji and Whiley are struggling to deal with the power of


De Groot's racket. It didn't really look like there was


that much space in the middle. A lack of communication from the Dutch


pair. Both hustling for the ball but no call.


She went as hard as she could but such was the quality of the drop


shot that it wasn't hard enough. A good effort to even get there, I


think. And it is 2-1. Alfie, three games in, unfortunately


Jordanne and Yui one game behind. Your thoughts? Those teams have


really gone for it. It is good to see them pushing at the core and


taking it to each other. Didi De Groot's forehand has been one of the


strongest points of their game and I think both teams have been solid in


not giving too many cheap points away. An aggressive start.


Definitely. That is what you want to see in a tennis match, especially a


doubles match in the final. If you go to the final and you don't feel


like you have given it your all, you come off the court with regrets. It


is good to see that they have have that mentality. Do you think of them


winning the last three and going into the fourth final there will be


some pressure? Yes, there will always be some pressure. Jordanne is


always a home favourite and she has won multiple doubles titles, and


they are strong pair. They are run for the fourth. Consecutive is it?


And fourth title. Yui Kamiji, 23-year-old Japanese


left-hander, the current world number one. Shira -- she regained


the top spot from the Netherlands's Jiske Griffioen recently.


Kamiji really lead the challenge initially to fill the gap in the


sport left by the retirement of the iconic Esther. She was the one who


said, hang on, you don't have to be a Dutch tennis player to be


brilliant at this sport! She really started to raise the flag for other


nations as well. Absolutely and it was really nice to see other nations


in the top part of the rankings. I heard Gordon Reid talking about


how difficult it was to push your way around that bare patch beyond


the baseline. It was almost like much yesterday. There are some


uneven bounces as well. -- it was almost like mud yesterday.


Yet an interesting you mention the condition of the court. Of course


you feel it underfoot but in the wheelchairs you can really feel it


and it is a bizarre feeling because one minute you feel like you are


flying and then you hit that patch and it stops your momentum.


It is brilliant to be out here on court number three, one of the big


show courts, but the semifinals were wrong court 17, so they have a lot


of wheelchair use, and you can see how much a lush greenness there is


on this one. Definitely more than the courts that they have been used


to in this event. Yesterday players were using the


green bits as the target for the drop shot because the ball really


does die when it bounces on that. And even the two bounces advantage


doesn't really benefit you on this surface.


All four players have served now and all four have held onto their serve.


Jordanne Whiley, one of the great standard-bearers for this sport in


this country. Doing what she has done best alongside Gordon Reid and


Alfie Hewett and Louise for so long. Just seeing a few more unforced


errors from the Dutch side which is not so common, especially from


Marjolein Buis. Surprising at this stage.


Just crossing mat outside tramline. A handy response. Lots of you have


been with us watching this sport for a long time now but making new


friends all the time. Essentially the rules are exactly the same as


able-bodied tennis, but that two bounce thing is important.


Here is a moment for Kamiji and Whiley, a break point. First in the


final so far. Pressure for De Groot. She covered the space well, didn't


she? I guess the only other thing to talk about so that we all up to


speed, if the ball hits the chair, you lose the point. No matter where


you are, even if you are right at the back, if the ball hits the


chair, it is your opponent's point. What a rally! How much hard work was


involved in all of that? It must have been the longest rally of the


match. What a fantastic point. Some amazing gets as well. It is


interesting when the crowd don't realise you get two bounces and you


hear some early cheering. But incredible pushing. Eventually the


Dutch hold on, but only just. 3-2. Peter Norfolk sitting courtside


alongside me. De Groot really under pressure there. The Dutch coming


through. Absolutely and you can see an De Groot's forehand, that was her


weapon and the longest rally of the match as well. The British pair have


got to keep it short, actually. The backhand slice of Jordanne Whiley


could prove really effective, particularly on this lush green


court. You are right. If she can slice more, because it is just not


coming up. With a top-spin everyone is using, it is really hard to get


and it's only hope she can use it more. When we saw the doubles


yesterday, for the men, Stephane Houdet had an incredible chair,


expensive high-tech design. Is there any technical advantage for one


power or another in this matter? Not particularly. I don't think so. They


have set up the chairs so that they will roll on the grass and they do


need to make it fast because where the grass is really green it is soft


and hard to push on. We will see how this first set develops. We will


rejoin Louise Hunt. Sorry for giving you a completely different surname


earlier! And Nick Mullins. I will forgive you this time!


Marjolein Buis on the right-hand side and Diede De Groot on the left.


Wimbledon champion for the first time on her debut in the singles.


Overpowered Sabine Ellerbrock, and here she is going for another


Wimbledon title. To get it, she will have to rest it off the pair who


have been dominant here recently. What an outstanding drop shot that


was from Buis. She had lots of time to place it exactly where she


wanted. Having had break points of their own


in the previous service game, time now for Fiona and Dalli to deal with


one against their names. -- time now for Whiley and Kamiji.


And there is the first break for the Dutch pair. The Dutch looking to


upgrade the Paralympic silver medal they took in Rio last year, upgraded


into a first Wimbledon title together. De Groot of course as we


have been seeing working for the singles and doubles double. This is


Marjolein Buis. Buis plays a Paralympic medallist, won gold with


the great Esther. And we were speaking about her. Silver last year


with her partner today. APPLAUSE


And a little bit of pressure here, Louise?


With us yesterday, you will have heard us talking about the


importance of the receiver, being on the move, spinning around, keeping


those wheels going. It is crucial throughout every point, in fact.


Keeping those wheels going constantly, so crucial, especially


on grass where it is so hard to get moving again if you get stuck.


A little bit awkward for Jordanne Whiley, but it may well have gone


wrong. We will need our Harry Hawk-Eye to confirm. Oh. Close. She


looks pleased with that challenge, doesn't you? Yes.


Wonderful angle. The danger of that sliced backhand. Both players now


are starting to open the court a little more, using the lines to


their advantage. A little bit less play down the middle.


That famous De Groot forehand. She has certainly been confident with


that this week. Yes, you don't want to give her a target. You certainly


don't. The Dutch have underlined the break


of service by the fact that more hands make light work, they


eventually lost the point and it is the Dutch lead 5-2.


So at the end of that set, there are rackets clashing, is that simply


don't communication? Yes, you always have to be on at the very first ball


of the point. It does not seem like they are talking much. Perhaps they


have played so much together they don't need to, but definitely with


the points that you didn't know who was going to take it. Alfie,


yesterday in your finals which you won the court did get a little damp,


seeing lots of drop shots today, being held well on the grass, and


your game the same yesterday. To the conditions make a difference on the


ball there are? Yes, I thought the difference in the first set when


there was a lot of rain compared to the second and third, the ball


skidded through a lot more when it was wet, but it also died a lot more


as well. Whereas when it was drier there was more of a natural balance


which made it incredibly tough in the first set to be able to get to.


You can also see the way that the rackets are held, had been


wheelchair athletes, then when you have your able-bodied counterparts,


the racket is held very differently. Yes, because we obviously have to


push the chair at the same time. With a single-handed backhand, we


need that have both hands on the wheel at the same time. I will talk


to you more about that next. Let's get back to the tennis...


A big kick on that ball. It is not a tactic on grass which is usually so


effective. Yui Kamiji serving to stay in this first set.


Mm three set points. Between Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot,


against the defending champions. And the three times champions have


got some work to do, if they want to make it four at this year's


Wimbledon. Nigel Liam Boyce and Diede de Groot have won the first


set, 6-2. -- Marjolein Buis and Diede de Groot. Yes, Jordanne and


Yui will have to fight pretty hard, big beat and try to find a bit more


energy, Peter? Absolutely right. A long week and Jordanne is still


fighting back from that long injury and you can see the grass has taken


its toll on them now, quite heavy. I think they will have to change their


tactics, short the point perhaps, and keep out the big long rallies.


You really have to see, when they are playing those drop shots, the


power needed through those shoulders to get to the back of the ball right


up to it in time, especially on this soft surface, Alfie? Yes, compared


to hard court you can normally get a few good pitches in there and glide


to the drop shot whereas on the surface we have to constantly keep


pushing to physically reach the ball then you have to be so quick with


your hands to then decide which shot to play. One thing I touched on with


you shortly ago, the grip on the racket, and how different it is from


able-bodied tennis, where they can get their whole shoulders and swing


into the shot. You simply don't have that in your locker, do you? No.


Obviously we use the whole of our upper body, so we use the


single-handed backhand to keep moving obviously, so that means we


need to use a lot more of our shoulders, and if you can, your


trunk, as much as possible, and you try to use as much as you can but in


terms of ability, to put as much power. But, Peter, also tactics, and


positioning, and particularly the short sharp drop shot on these


courts working so well, but almost planning ahead to what your next job


will be? Yes, it is like a game of chess. When serving you need to plan


those shots ahead because you need to know when it is going so you can


choose where it comes back. But you also to keep the chair moving at all


times. Like Alfie just said, about using the chair to keep the rotation


but also to keep moving because if you sit still you are a dead duck.


Also saw important for the sport people get to see it at the top


level. Huge numbers tuned in to watch Alfie and Gordon retained


their title yesterday, from last year. What would you like to see is


the next step for wheelchair tennis in Great Britain? Where we are now


is just hugely different to when I started a few decades ago, and what


Alfie and Gordon Reid have achieved is immense, and Jordanne, on her


fourth defence of a Grand Slam. There is still room for movement, of


course. We can move courts, we could be watching this on Centre Court,


and that is what they have been doing at the Grand Slams, slowly


moving up. Because there are more and more crowds coming in, more


awareness, and it is amazing, really, I have to say. Fantastic. I


am so pleased to be able to be here and, you know, commented and be part


of it. I think the longest rally out there was 37 hits, and you had


someone once yourself yesterday? Yes, one we had I was just


constantly going into the net, because my arms were just gone. I


said, Gordon, you have to keep going back because I am not heading that


baseline. You can see today there are a lot of long rallies, so as


Peter said you have to keep moving, because as soon as you get started


on the squirt it makes it incredibly tough to get going again. I knew


exactly what you're talking about, and I could hear Gordon at the back


going, mine, mine, mine, and it must have made you feel great to know he


had your back? Absolutely. He always has your back and he has such great


movement on the court. I remember in the last rally I was just praying it


would not come to me because I could feel it in my chest, I had nothing


in me. When you talk about winning that point, there were some where it


was just, break point, break point, and what is going through your head


at that time? A lot of things really. So many game points, break


point, big points in that match, and you just have to focus on what you


need to do to be able to win it, and it makes it incredibly tough when


you are in a final with so many people, because what you want to do


is try to get over the line, and you can't, they just keep coming back,


and it is one thing we are proud of, that our resilience yesterday was


good and we did not... We didn't get down on ourselves, no matter the


score. And it just shows how long that rally was, that it went on all


through what you were saying there. Jordanne has gone back for a short


break but she is back on court now, so first set to the Dutch, 6-2.


Let's see how Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji can respond. To get this


second set under way, the world number three, Diede de Groot.


De Groot, nearly a -year-old when she realised her legs were too


short, or those around her dead, she had -- or those around who did and


she had to wear prosthetics, took up the sport when she was seven. You


have a real mixture of disabilities on this court actually.


Interestingly, all from birth. On the tour there is a mixture but


quite often the majority have had an accident so it is interesting to


have a whole match for everybody actually has a birth disability.


APPLAUSE Opportunity at the start of this


second set for Kamiji and Whiley. And there you go. They needed a


quick start to the second set, and the defending champions have it with


the break. First game, second set. Out here on Court three where we had


such fun and games yesterday with Hewett and Reid, and once more folk


inside who will go back with the warmest of memories, the best of


memories. One of the great days of the fortnight yesterday. And this is


Jordanne Whiley. Talks powerfully, Louise, about what the sport has


done for her. She was insecure growing up, bullied, not many


friends, in and out of hospital, and tennis gave her the chance to


believe in something, to shine. Effectively dead. Sometimes I think


this sport is so much more than winning and losing. It gives you


confidence and self belief and that, for me, is priceless. -- yes, it


effectively dead. Oh, brilliant! What a combination,


what a contest, between Jordanne Whiley and Diede de Groot. What a


point. One of the most impressive of the match so far I think. Some


incredible pushing from all sides. The feel on the ball as well.


Oh. I almost feel for her there. Just reading long. -- just creeping




Oh! That is hustling and chasing of the


highest order. Pushed on by her partner, encouraging her to get to


that, but it was incredible, and a beautiful shot, straight down the


line. Almost made it look too easy. St Mary 's Church, up the hill. Set


fair for the day, I think. Cloudy but no rain.


APPLAUSE It is the chair control as much as


anything, really capturing it. Absolutely. Not just about the shots


you hit by the timing and getting to the ball, the space you make. There


is Jordanne's dad looking pretty relaxed at the moment. I love he is


wearing his London supporting 2012 T-shirt. Yes, her dad, Keith, who


was a Paralympic athlete in his own right, introduced his daughter to


the sport, after she was born with brittle bone disease. Quite a


special thing, yes. I have grown up with Jordanne so I have known Keith


my whole life. We spent our time playing tennis with them as kids,


and I think it has kept that love alive for the game for Jordanne. So


you will have seen what the sport gave her when her life was not quite


as much fun as it is today. Absolutely. Me and Jordanne have


known each other well over 20 years and have been there to the good and


the bad times and, yes, we have certainly had some experience is


together, but it is exciting to see the positive effects this has had,


on many of these athletes. They are back together for the first


time in a year, and just not quite the synchronicity that they


sometimes have, however the brilliance remains. It does. It is


interesting we have seen a couple of points down the middle, a little bit


of poor communication, which is unusual, but as you mention it could


be a result of maybe not playing together for that amount of time.


Leader looking happy with that shot. Well done, partners.


And the Dutch hold on, but it is Kamiji and Whiley with a break of


serve. A little bit of deja vu here, Alfie,


from your final yesterday. Does losing that first set make much of a


difference mentally? Yes, I think it makes it quite tough to come back.


You want to go out with a strong start, give yourself a good set


lead, especially in the final. You want that confidence behind you. I


think Jordanne and Yui have done a good job of getting it back to a


strong start in the second, they have been very solid, and not give


away any cheap games or easy points, to build their confidence even more,


which is good to see. You have seen their couple of times they have gone


for the same ball and missed the ball. But overall who is standing


out to you in terms of play? I think for me at the moment Yui Kamiji. I


think she's using the slice really well on the court, keeping it low,


making it hard for the Dutch to be aggressive. She has also use the


drop shot very nicely as well. I felt those two have picked up their


movement and are attacking a lot more. And the Dutch have been very


solid at the same time, not giving away any cheap points. Marjolein is


certainly making them play. Thank you, Alfie. A sticky first set for


the defending champions, but encouraging that Kamiji and Whiley


are certainly looking much more comfortable on Court.


Yui Kamiji's coaching team there, looking pretty happy with that last


point. They always look so relaxed and so cheerful, protein. Loving the


fan! He is just showing off I think. It is actually not that warm.


LAUGHTER Perfect that they have the flag on


there for a bit of representation. Yes, it is fairly cooler today,


hunted to near the start of the week. -- compared to nearer the


start of the week. Kamiji, one of the stars of the Rio


Paralympics last year. She will be an even bigger one in Tokyo in 2020,


I guess, up there on the posters I imagine yes, Japan are up there


along with ourselves and the Dutch, have had some phenomenal results.


She will be up there alongside Shingo Kunieda.


APPLAUSE A very solid hold. Now looking much


more comfortable with life. They almost seem to have settled, haven't


they? Yes, no question about that. How wonderful to have this as the


showcase as well, one of the show courts here at Wimbledon Court


three. Great to see Gordon saying after that win with fancy Centre


Court, after not too long. LAUGHTER


Anything is possible. I really feel, though, this week, a lot of


spectators in, and I feel the support has been fantastic for the


wheelchair events are we just hope to build on that more and more.


Maybe one day we will be on Centre. We have made it to court three. Yes,


I think the response to yesterday suggest it will be a popular


decision. Wimbledon was the last of the Grand


Slams to bring in the chairs, Louise, because there was always


that feeling that on grass it would have been too difficult, but I think


that argument has been dispelled since we first saw you guys here in


2007. It is tougher, but we are all up to the challenge. Obviously I am


biased but it is very special, I feel. You're right. Not biased, you


are correct. LAUGHTER


Whiley working hard defensively but the Hustler Marjolein Buis just too


much. She is a difficult player to pass, that is for sure.


Since that earliest break of serve, we have remained on serve.


Peter Norfolk is sitting alongside me. You have just said that this


will be a war of attrition. Absolutely, although Jordanne Whiley


just got a second wind or something. This will turn out to be an


interesting final. Jordanne has started out the second set sparkling


and flying but Yui Kamiji really tries and she has had some great


gets. She is 100% and everything she does is 100% and I think that is why


Jordanne loves playing with her because she is always there, always


smiling, always pushing, and that is the key, always pushing. Jordanne


knows she has always got someone behind her and that is why they are


such a great doubles team. It is important that they maintain their


advantage. They have the break of serve. They are trying to level


things up against this Dutch pair, seeded two at this year's Wimbledon.


Back to Louise and Nick. Screen to the right, Martin Carol,


an ex-performance player, world ranked, but also Jordanne 's


boyfriend and he has been coaching her and encouraging her game. An


expert on current knowledge. And Karen Ross and Stuart Wilkinson,


who work with the tennis foundation who do such good work. One of the


charities that have worked so hard for wheelchair tennis. Absolutely,


the main charity. Karen and Stuart are here with all of the British


players but in that area there are lots of Tennis Foundation staff who


have worked hard to supporters through events and get the players


in the best possible shape to compete. Behind them is Alex


Cochrane, strength and conditioning coach for the wheelchair players,


and a talented musician, writing and singing to raise money for sport.


The coaching crew will know that Jordanne Whiley has issues here,


three of them, in the form of break points.


I just feel that Kamiji and Whiley are caught on the back foot at the


moment. The Dutch pair are doing a good job of keeping them back but


defensive play from Whiley. She is hitting more sliced forehands


because they are so uncomfortable and they are jamming her up with


those deep balls. You cannot sidestep or step back in a


wheelchair, so movement is imperative. When you train, are you


training purely on the court with the racket in hand or do you write


on that mobility as well? You do both. There is a lot of an caught


hitting and tennis sessions but we also have an court fitness sessions


which are all about agility and movement. Tricky pushing drills to


work on short, sharp movements and also endurance. We can be pushing


for hours at a time. You also need to work on different types of


pushing as well. You have short, sharp pushes that you need to get to


a point, a bit like the one just demonstrated by Marjolein But when


you are at the back waiting for the ball to come to you it is more about


fluidity in your movement, longer pushes, trying to recover to set


yourself up for the next ball. Marjolein Buis, not so long ago, she


was partnering our Louise. I am enjoying it from a different angle


today. It is a pleasure! When we talk about Marjolein she is really


such a lovely person. We have a lot in common and the one thing she


loves about Wimbledon are the free show tickets and we have got a


lovely picture of her at School of Rock after the training session,


which she loved. She is full of character.


One of the things that she is so good at doing is being accurate. She


is known for her accuracy, not just the power, not so much, but placing


it where she once. -- where she wants. Tactically, what are they


talking about, do you think? Do they need to change anything? What do you


think? The last game there were more errors from the Dutch side, a couple


of unusual double faults from Marjolein, so I think the last game


is not too bad. Luck in their favour. They have that run when they


were 3-1 up, so it is more about how did they get to that point and had


to get back to that run of things. At the moment I don't think there is


too much that they need to change and they are using more of the


court, which I like. They are working in and around the baseline.


There seemed to be more movement around the net from the Dutch


parent. Is that what you would expect to see? Definitely. It used


to be more about rallies, but now players are moving up to the net and


it is nice to see. There are players on both sides who I expect to see


because they can hit great volleys. De Groot was junior world champion


at a very young age. She won and then again the year afterwards, and


then she was winning senior titles. Beautiful use of the court from the


Dutch players. An incredible get from Jordanne, but in that situation


the De Groot forehand is ever dangerous.


Alarm bells are ringing. Jordanne approached the ball so straight and


that is not a comfortable thing to do. You need that angle.


That famous Jordanne Whiley, that slice backhand, definitely her


biggest weapon. She just knifes it through the air and it is so tough


to return on any surface but on grass it is almost impossible.


Sell of the points we are seeing at the moment! This final is beginning


to bubble. The Dutch pair had their wheelchair facing in the opposite


direction which just leaves that big gap down the middle.


How hard they have worked to hold on. The break points that they had


to deal with. All of a sudden, pressure on the


shoulders of data De Groot. She is serving to stay in this second set.


The defending champions pushing for deciding third.


It was a shame that such a wonderful rally had to end in a fashion like


that. It was a shame because Whiley and Kamiji did a fantastic job of


keeping the Dutch pair back. They didn't even come inside the court.


But then miss it at the end and it was a shame to end it like that. --


and mis-hit at the end. The defending champions have got


better and better as this final have gone on and they suddenly find


themselves with a set point. Kamiji and Whiley are not letting


this slip through their fingers easily. They have taken De Groot and


Buis into a third and deciding set. How is it looking now? One apiece?


Yes, Jordanne and Yui have tightened up their unforced errors and they


are making the Dutch play and maybe the Dutch have crumbled and the


pressure is getting to them. There is ebb and flow, between the speed


and the attack of the ball. Some of it is very set back, almost going


through the rallies, then all of a sudden they really turn it on. That


is the style of the women's doubles right now. Very patient on the court


until they get the right shot and then they go for it. I wonder as


well if there is a bit of tension coming into the Dutch pair. Those


double faults were very expensive. You are totally right. I think that


is what they were seeing, and Kamiji and Jordanne are doing a slice fest


now and that is working and those tactics will keep going in the third


set. Quality from the British pair. Do you think in the third set they


will have the momentum and the belief? I think they have got the


momentum and the belief. It is whether they can keep up the same


standard, bearing in mind that Jordanne's fitness is not quite


there. The deeper we get into that said, the harder it will be for


them. It will be about nerves. Those rallies are just going on and on.


Unfortunately some of them have been finishing with a weak shot. But


maybe they could go on even longer. At the end, Jordanne started to


approach the net more, which is a good thing. The balls started to get


weaker. You can sense that people are hearing about this match and


they are coming here and not many empty seats left on court number


three. Let's see how the deciding set will unfold with Louise and


Nick. Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett went to


a third set yesterday and we although what happened then! -- we


all know what happened then! Jordanne Whiley from the West


Midlands now calling herself a Londoner, getting this third set


under way. Isn't that brilliant? The ball


controlled, the chair control. Another magical point. Another long


rally. All the players on court working well. The Dutch player just


found that gap. Beautiful shot down the middle.


Kamiji is quick but there was no beating that Dutch manufactured


angle. That was something else. A little bit of early concern on


Jordanne's serve. Just getting squared up a little


bit. Seems to be attacking the body. Jordanne is one of the quickest


players on the tour, so as her opponent, you want to try and limit


that. Saved one of the break points. Oh, it is out! And with Kamiji


caught up in the tarpaulin, there was only one player left on court.


What an effort this was. Incredible. To hit that much of a quality shot.


She got back quick. One more break points to save.


I'm not sure she needs encouragement from Jordanne Whiley but she gets it


anyway! And how hard she pushes to chase this down. Kamiji is moving so


well today. Some of these returns that she is getting come you think


they are gone but she is there, even if it does mean ending up in the


tarpaulin at the side! From 0- 42 deuce, but yet again a


threat of a break of serve for Jordanne Whiley. -- from 0-40, to


deuce. Now the longest game of the final so


far. One point to conclude it for Jordanne Whiley. And she has! Or


maybe? It looked good from this angle to me. UMPIRE: The ball was


called in. The call stands. Game. By the way, if you are enjoying this,


there is more on the BBC's red button and once we are done we will


bring you the men's final between the Swedes, Stefan Olsson and


Gustavo Fernandez. If you haven't seen Gustavo Fernandez this week,


the new world number one, goodness me! Peter Norfolk described him a


couple of days ago as Boris Becker in a wheelchair. He throws


themselves around like a lunatic anti-bounces back up. He does. I


have never seen anyone move a chair like him. He is incredible to watch


and that final will be very exciting so definitely tune in for that.


We continue to wonder with this business in hand as to who will be


the women's doubles champions. It might be Kamiji and Whiley once


again or De Groot and Buis. This is the third and deciding set.


She has just gone off the boil a little bit with her serve.


Diede is young and we have talked about her lack of experience. Maybe


the occasion is getting to her a little bit.


The Dutch coaches watching on, wondering. Pretty happy after a


successful week so far. If you are just joining us, Diede de Groot, the


Wimbledon singles champion yesterday, in her debut here at


Wimbledon. Nicely judged. APPLAUSE


And, controversially, Jordanne Whiley coming more and more into


this contest. Yes, definitely. Nice to see that fist pump, you can see


it in her eyes as well. -- and at the same time Jordanne


Whiley coming more and more into this.


APPLAUSE If there was any question that


having been brought back together for the first time in a year at


these championships, we have almost seen them today rediscovering their


game together, and we are seeing it come to fruition here in this third


set. I think so, and it is a pleasure to watch, isn't it?


Watching them develop as we go through the match.


LAUGHTER I suspect when Yui Kamiji closes her


eyes at night the last thing she has on her head is the sound of Jordanne


Whiley origin for more. That surprise me. This is Yui Kamiji, the


current world number one. Kamiji was actually born with spine


condition. She got otherwise I of the great Vergeer. -- she caught the


wise eye of the great Vergeer. And the fan fills out.


LAUGHTER Brilliantly played. It is


interesting to see Whiley just being a bit busier in and around the net


over the last few minutes. It is, like you say, nice to see them using


the court on all sides, covering there is better as well.


They may hold on. Another game closer and they are just three games


and -- away an estimate. I'm sure lots of folks will be


watching this at home, Louise, on their sofas and chairs, thinking


they quite fancy this. To take up wheelchair tennis what other avenues


you need to think about exploring? Well, it doesn't matter your


disability, ability, whatever. We have visually impaired tennis,


hearing tennis, and also the wheelchair tennis you're watching


now. If you're interested in getting involved head straight to the Tennis


Foundation website, and there you can find a local clubs you can go


to. And there are hundreds of them. You don't have to work hard to


find a club, because you will find one easily enough. Absolutely. Loads


of opportunities all over the country. And don't worry if you


don't have a tennis chair, because a lot of clubs have them. Go to the


website and look at it, because the best thing about tennis is that


anybody can play. Karen Ross. There has been topping the newspapers over


the last couple of days about how funding has been cut by a couple of


million pounds, leading into this tournament. Talk about whether the


LTA might do a bit more to support, creating something of an issue, but


does not take away from the growth of this sport over the last decade


or solely by -- led by people like Peter Norfolk, who is here today.


But never have so many people in this country played wheelchair


tennis. There are more playing now than ever before. Exactly, and at


every level, and that is the most exciting part to see. It shows how


well our sport is growing. APPLAUSE


It was a great setup and finish by Marjolein. Compared to the tennis


was from her at the start of the match. Errors creeping in from Diede


de Groot, and I don't know if it is the pressure getting to work, but


not what we have seen from her in the tournament so far.


APPLAUSE Well, this is starting to look very


perilous for the Dutch. A double break down here...


That's a very rare shot, Alfie Hewett and Peter, Peter not talking.


LAUGHTER And another game. Another two games


away and they are taking control of this final, Yui Kamiji and Jordanne


Whiley. And, again, so many folk inside Court


3, watching this sport for the first time perhaps, they might be


thinking, hang on, this is good to watch. Jordanne Whiley, 4-0, third




The Dutch pair, just a lot more passive now, aren't they?


Kind of loss that aggressive run they had.


Brilliant. There was a shot in the middle of all that, as De Groot hit


another powerful effort towards Kamiji for her peripheral vision was


just extraordinary. You should've seen it, that second as it came over


her shoulder. Absolutely. Great chair and racket skills.


I mean, they had so much space, didn't they? On that point, both


players inside the court, so Kamiji with a few options were to hit that


ball. One game away. One game away from winning this thing for a fourth


time. Well, Peter, you talk about Jordanne being out for a while,


eight months, but it doesn't show, does it? No, the adrenaline flowing


around both of their veins at the moment. Not what I predicted. I


thought the Dutch girls would be all over them, but at the moment I think


the nerves are showing on the Dutch girls, and Yui for me is just


incredible at the back of the court, and that is what gives Jordanne this


platform to play on, and she has just had a fabulous backhand down


the line. They are well operate. It seemed for a moment that the Dutch


were targeting Jordanne. Every shot was going her way for a long time.


Yes, that would have been a great tactic, but actually it has


backfired on them, because it has played Jordanne into it. She is just


playing super at the moment and she will be feeling really good for


this. You know, 5-0. They will go for it. Great serve. Thanks very


much, Pete. Well, they have been absolutely brilliant in this third


set. Reminding us all, particularly the two Dutch women, just why they


have been so hard to beat here. But Diede de Groot, alongside Marjolein


Buis, who looked so strong in that first set, serving to stay in the


final. Not doing much with their returns


there. A little bit passive, perhaps a bit of nerves setting in.


She had that shot so well. She does, and it is her favourite, and


definitely the biggest strength. All the women on the tour are aware of


the Jordanne Whiley sliced backhand, and they certainly don't aim to hit


the ball here. Oh, that point was a box set all of


its own! And what a point to bring up championship point. An epic


rally. Just out of reach.


UMPIRE: Advantage, Ms De Groot. Deuce.


APPLAUSE Oh, on the line.


UMPIRE: Advantage, Ms Whiley. Once again, championship play. Once


again, the Dutch refusing to go quietly. Yes, what a response on a


championship point. Third opportunity to defend the


title. It's on the line!


APPLAUSE UMPIRE: Game, Ms Kamiji and Ms


Whiley. They will never tire of hearing it,


but once again Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley are Wimbledon


champions. 20-14, -- 20 14, 2015, 2016 and 17. There has been nobody


quite like these two on these courts. After Hewett and Reid did it


for Britain yesterday, Whiley and Kamiji do it for Britain and Japan


today. Lucky Court number three for the Brits, eh? And there is


Jordanne's mum, very proud. After the year she has had, with all the


worries about the wrist injury, and there is her dad, Keith, who got her


into this sport in the first place. That was a pretty decent decision,


it is safe to assume, in hindsight. Definitely. Look, she has got


herself a little bit stuck there, in all the excitement!


LAUGHTER And she is free. There we go!


LAUGHTER Her mum with a hug for Yui as well.


And there it is, how well the Dutch two played, Marjolein Buis and Diede


de Groot, particularly in that first set, but Kamiji and Whiley perhaps


started to -- studied a ramp it up and perhaps De Groot as well, with


all the emotion, from yesterday, catch up. Yes and wealth behind them


as a player, congratulations to them, and commiserations to the


Dutch as well. They must feel they have put in a great fight and some


tennis. Ladies and gentlemen, the trophies will now be presented on


Court to the winners and runners-up. Joining tournament referee Gerry


Armstrong, please welcome Michael Ascues, a member of the of --


committee of management for the Championships. And, firstly, --


welcome Michael. Runners-up for the Netherlands, Marjolein Buis and


Diede de Groot. APPLAUSE


And now the 2017 Wimbledon champions, from Japan, Yui Kamiji,


and from Britain, Jordanne Whiley! APPLAUSE


We have a massive crowd now who I know well now want to hear from our


champions. They have done it again, a fourth consecutive title.


Jordanne, you ought to give everybody a little bit of an idea of


how hard-fought this was for you in terms of injury, the match as well?


Yes, this is by far the most special to me because I have been out for


eight months, struggling with injury. Have not played with Yui for


a year now, and I really did try my hardest and Diede and Marjolein are


such a strong team. I am so happy. APPLAUSE


We can see how thrilled you are, and, Yui, how do you feel right now,


and how special this moment? Sorry... I'd like to thank Jordanne


for playing with me again, and congratulations to Marjolein and


Diede, and thank you to all the audience cheering for us. Yes...


APPLAUSE They did, they were cheering for


you. And I think all of us will remember the shouts of "Yui, Yui!"


Throughout that. You are a terrific partnership. What you think is the


secret of being able to get back on court not having played this year


and still being able to do this? That is easy. She is my best friend.


I would try my hardest for Yui and I know she would do the same, and that


is what makes such a special doubles partnership.


APPLAUSE You make it as well very special to


watch. Last word, Jordanne, on behalf of both of you, who would you


like to thank here? Firstly I would like to thank all of the crowd. You


don't know how much it picks us up on the court. It means a lot you to


be here. Thank you. Thank you to my family who came out, the coaches out


there, my boyfriend and my coach out there, so thank you to everybody the


stadium. Many congratulations to Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley!


APPLAUSE Well, that final shot down the


middle, they have secured their fourth victory here at Wimbledon.


They must be too belated now. It is amazing and I am so happy. They have


just moved wheelchair tennis to another plateau. The same as Alfie


Hewitt and Gordon Reid yesterday. Yet more mystery has been made and


it is thrilling to be courtside here to watch it. Garden, excuse me,


Alfie! The crowds at the end there, a standing ovation, Sim sendoff as


you. Thoroughly deserved, don't you think? Yes, looking at the swirling,


6-0, it shows how dominant the pair were that final set. They work for


every single ball -- look at the score alone. The Dutch just cracked.


The standard of play overall, Pete, was phenomenal? I am amazed. I did


not to come in and do that. You saw the


first set, 6-2, then you think, wow, they played into Jordanne and she


just got better and better. When you have the defensive qualities of Yui


there, you know, it is just great. What a platform for them. I just


think everybody watching and everybody on court three, really


touched by how Jordanne summed up their partnership, that the best


friends and understand each other. You have to pay tribute to De Groot


and Buis, what a fabulous match they made it. And, Alfie, they played


very well to this tournament, played well all year. They were hot


favourites coming into this? Yes, Marjolein and Diede, the portly well


together, great partnership, had some great results, and that first


set showed what they could do, 6-2, a strong set for them. Whether the


pressure got to them or not, we will never know, but they fought for


every ball until the end and Griffioen and Yui did the same,


really good match to watch. Jordanne said of all of her victories this


one means the most. Yes, I think her fourth title now at Wimbledon. It is


an amazing achievement for both of them and I would like to


congratulate them as well. How much longer can you see this partnership


staying, Peter? Why would you split it up, let's face it? It is great.


They have a fabulous understanding with each other. Long may it


continue. The US Open next, so they have done a Grand Slam, the full


Slam, so why not? They are really making history now, not just for


wheelchair tennis, but tennis all over. But for me the nicest thing is


Jordanne is British. Previously with the women it has all been Dutch, so


it is nice to get away from that... Not that I dislike the Dutch! But it


is great for us, and British tennis is so up at the moment, it is


brilliant. If you want to see more wheelchair tennis just press the red


back button. We have Stefan Olsson, really superb player, up against


Gustavo Fernandez, the new world number one, and with perfect timing


your other option is to switch to BBC One where you can see all of the


build-up to the men's single final, Roger Federer against Marin Cilic,


followed by the mixed doubles for Jamie Murray is up against Heather


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