The reigning champion will face a fellow Brits on the opposite side of the net in the semi-finals as she shoots to make the final showdown at SW19.
Whiley and Japan’s Yui Kamiji will play Britain’s Louise Hunt and Germany’s Katharina Kruger as the top seeds begin their Wimbledon women’s doubles titles defence on Friday with a rematch of last November’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters final in California. Whiley and Kamiji won that contest to retain their Doubles Masters title and after finishing runners-up at Roland Garros last month, they will be aiming for their sixth Grand Slam doubles title in the last seven majors, having completed the calendar year Grand Slam in 2014.
"Winning my home Grand Slam in 2014 was an absolutely unforgettable experience and Wimbledon is my favourite tournament, so it's going to be very special being on court with two Brits in our semi-final and hopefully some enthusiastic crowds cheering us on,” said Whiley, 23, who was recently awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List after becoming the first British tennis player to complete a calendar year Grand Slam in any event last year.
“Me and Yui have had several days of practice on the grass now and we're looking forward to moving on from Roland Garros and defending our Wimbledon title."
The winners will play either the other Anglo-German partnership in the women’s doubles, Lucy Shuker and Sabine Ellerbrock, or reigning Roland Garros champions and former Wimbledon champions Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot from the Netherlands.