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A tennis story!

On Saturday 9th of July, Angella Okutoyi became the first Kenyan to win the women’s junior doubles at Wimbledon; with her Dutch partner Rose Marie Nijkamp. The duo struck their way to the top after a tense match against Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko- The Canadian duo.

The first set saw the Canadians take the lead with a set settling at 6-3, The second set produced a great contest, with the Northern Americans taking a loss at 6-4, Mboko displaced a return shot to give the opposition a vital point; securing the 1st set for the Kenyan; Leaving the score at 1-1.

The last set ended with a close call as Mboko struck the ball into the net, during the match point, as the score was 10-9 this secured the victory!

But not for Victoria, but for the Kenyan-Dutch super duo! /3-6, 6-4, 1-0

Angella Okutoyi is only 18 years old!

“But only time will tell!”

The superstar has immense potential, I personally believe, if Angella keeps training hard, and putting in hours, she will eventually develop into a household name, like other great female tennis players; the famous sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and many more! But only time will tell!

She still has a lot of work to do on her solo techniques! As you’d expect, the difference between solos and duo work is substantial (as playing with a partner would slightly decrease or increase the work you have to do to succeed)  We should expect to see more of  her,

especially  competing in the next tournaments coming up! But in the break between now and future events,

Angella strives to inspire as much youth as possible; by going to different schools, with a goal to  encourage young people to take up sport!

And to spread the joy that comes with it! 

By Tristan Best


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