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ITF World Tennis Tour: India end Nigeria's gold dream in female singles

India end Nigeria tennis gold dream

Indian, Tamanna Takoria defeated Nigerian, Ohunene Yakubu 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the finals of singles of female category of the ongoing J5 World Tennis Championships in Abuja on Saturday.

The match was played in the first  leg of the J5 ITF Tennis World Tour Abuja, which began on Monday and expected to end on Sunday at the Tennis Complex of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Package B, Abuja.

Yakubu was drawn bye as she didn’t play in the preliminary round, coming into the quarter final to defeat compatriot Sunmisola Okajare 6-2, 6-2 on Friday.

While Takoria on her part, also was not in action until she came into the quarter final to thrash Mary Udoffa in two straight set in the quarter-finals 6-3, 7-5.

In the sem-final face off, Takoria had more experience than Yakubu displayed in two straight sets to end her fairytale run and the eliminated Nigerian admits it was a wonderful performance display in the championship.

“I didn’t really play well. The semi finals are always a little bit more difficult for everyone and I wasn’t pleased with my performance today. I was playing a defensive game and that’s why I lost," Yakubu said.

“I’ve played a lot of these kind of games and I hope to come back in the second legs and to surpass my expectation, but there are  rooms for improvement. “I think I did  incredibly well to get so far,” she said.

In another female singles category, Raja Sarvagna Kilaru beat Ozi-oiza Yakubu in the semifinals 6-1, 6-4, to qualify for the finals .

In the same arena earlier in the doubles events, Indian pair of Raja Sarvagna Kilaru and Tamanna Takoria, defeated Nigerian duo, Ozi-oiza Yakubu and Ohunene Yakubu 6-1, 1-6 (10-6) to emerge winners.

A total of 47 players from Nigeria (host), Indian, Egypt,  Germany, Ghana and Australia are participating in the championships.

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