Wimbledon 2015: Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji defend title

Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley pose with their doubles trophy
Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley won their first Wimbledon title in 2014

Jordanne Whiley successfully defended her Wimbledon title as she and playing partner Yui Kamiji won the wheelchair doubles final.

The pair beat Dutch duo Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-2 5-7 6-3.

Briton Whiley, 23, and Japanese Kamiji, 21, have now won six Grand Slams out of seven.

However, Whiley's compatriot Gordon Reid, 23, was unable to add a second Grand Slam title of 2015 as he lost in the men's wheelchair doubles final.

The Scotsman and Michael Jeremiasz of France lost 5-7 7-5 2-6 to Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Frenchman Nicolas Peifer.

After her match, Whiley tweeted: "We are Wimbledon champions for the second year running!"

Reid, a Wimbledon runner-up for the fourth successive year, said via Twitter: "Not to be for us today, losing the final in 3 sets to the better team. Huge thanks to the best fans ever!"

Meanwhile, Wimbledon announced on Sunday that from next year there will be a singles event in the men's and women's wheelchair tennis.

Wheelchair doubles have been played as Wimbledon for the last 10 years, but 2016 will mark the first time a singles event will take place.

Gordon Reid (left) and Michael Jeremiasz join the fans at Wimbledon after losing in the doubles final
Reid (left) and Jeremiasz join fans after losing in the doubles final

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