Okutoyi reacts after clinching double gold at Women’s World Tennis Tour

TENNIS Okutoyi reacts after clinching double gold at Women’s World Tennis Tour

Abigael Wafula 16:36 - 23.12.2023

Tennis star Angella Okutoyi has expressed her delight after winning double gold at the ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour tournament.

Angella Okutoyi has credited her hard work and determination after a dominant win at the ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour (W25) tournament held at the Nairobi Club.

She also expressed appreciation to her fans who showed up and cheered her on as she cruised to victory.

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“I’m really grateful for the support you’ve been giving me and this win means so much to me. I feel like hard work pays off if you really stay focused and disciplined…that’s what I’ve been doing.

"I know last week was not it but this week I tried to stay focused and now I’m here with two golds,” an elated Okutoyi said after her singles win.

The tennis sensation clinched the singles and doubles titles after showcasing her world-class skills that left the fans in awe.

In the doubles, she was paired with Burundi’s Sada Nahimana in the final and the pair stunned their opponents, Lena Papadakis and Jessie Aney.

Okutoyi and her partner won the first set 6-3 before going down 3-6 in the second set. The third set saw the Kenyan star and her partner win 10-7 to carry the day.

In the just concluded singles tournament, Okutoyi started off the first set against her opponent Papadakis with a commanding win of 6-3.

She stumbled in the second set and the German took the win, beating Okutoyi by five points. Okutoyi roared back in the third set and took the top honours, winning 6-1.