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How This Tennis Champion Defied The Odds

At the age of 14, Jordanne Whiley became Britain's youngest national women's singles champion in wheelchair tennis. Now, at the age of 22, she's a Paralympian who's won five consecutive Grand Slam doubles championships. In this short documentary from filmmaker Zak Razvi, Whiley reflects on her childhood growing up with osteogensis imperfecta, known as brittle bone disease, and the influence of her father, who is also a Paralympian and has the disease.

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