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100 year old Tennis Kenya fete Okutoyi

Africa Junior tennis champion Angella Okutoyi has put Tennis Kenya on the world map as they mark 100 years when the federation feted the junior player.

The Junior Australian Open has set her sights on the Women ‘s futures events in next month in Cairo and her ranking has been improved up to 53 up 18 places.

The Africa Under-18 champion is the first Kenyan girl to feature at a Junior Grand Slam since Susan Wakhungu in 1978.

Okutoyi defeated Italian qualifier Federica Urgesi in the first round 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 to become the first Kenyan girl to record a Junior Grand Slam match-win.

She outwitted another qualifier, Zara Larke of Australia in round two 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 to equal the previous best result of a Kenyan junior at a Grand Slam after making it to the third round where she lost against Serbian Lola Radivojevic 6-2, 6-3.

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