Q&A: Quick-Fire Answers from Jordanne Whiley MBE
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Last Modified 25 May 2021 First Added 14 May 2021
Henman vs Rusedski at the NEC at the height of their rivalry.
Don’t be so lazy! Do more hours and give 100% to your sport.
If you really want it, put 100% in because you only get the chance once. And no matter what happens, stay humble.
It’s more like a 10pm snack – I like to be asleep at midnight – but chocolate or ice cream are my go-tos.
Yes, I get more strict with myself in the lead-up to a competition to feel my best.
I’m a qualified mortgage advisor so probably that!
Like the character from the Fantastic 4, I’d be able to set myself on fire and fly.
Breaking my wrist at the Rio Paralympic Games.
I love a little nap, mainly on weekends when I have more free time.
Abroad for the sun!
I was 11 or 12 when I met Pete Norfolk and saw his gold medal. I was sure I wanted one of those for myself.
No superstitions, I think you make your own luck but I have a habit of using the sun to tell the time when I’m playing.
Having my son, but in my tennis career, the calendar grand slam 2014. No other British person had achieved that so that was special.
Winning Wimbledon singles. I’ve won doubles four times so the singles competition is the next goal.
I have really weird dreams! They’re normally really vivid, like a mini movie and often something or someone is trying to kill me. In the last one, it was a gang of koalas!
Super important. I can’t function otherwise. Before I had my son I had 10 hours a night but now I can get by on 6-8. Without that my training is affected as it stops me focusing on drills and really concentrating.
I listen to theta waves or forest/rain sounds to clear my head.
My dad used to make up stories for me before bed, which I loved. My son loves a series about dinosaurs but I also make stories up for him, they’re most often based on kindness and being kind.
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To learn more about Jordanne, visit her athlete profile.