Angela Okutoyi grabbed media headlines as she became the first Kenyan to win the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday 9th at the Wimbledon junior doubles.
Okutoyi alongside her Dutch partner Rose Marie Nijkamp came from behind to beat Canadian pair Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko 3-6,6-4 and 11-9 on the three sets respectively to write history at the Grass courts All England lawn tennis club in London, UK.
Earlier on Friday Okutoyi had yet another historical moment as she became the first kenyan to reach a grand slam Final. The Duo had eliminated Lucija Ciric and Nicola Daubnerova 6-3,6-4 in dramatic double set comebacks.
It was a historical moment for Angela and Kenya in the global tennis arena.
“IT’S NOT A DREAM ANYMORE IT’S A REALITY WIMBLEDON DOUBLES FINALS 2022”
angela quoted in her Facebook page after she set foot to the Finals.
The relentless girl didn’t lose hope despite being knocked out in the very first round of the Wimbledon singles main draw by Canadian Mia Kupres. She fell to 6-3 and 6-2 in both sets and decided to shift focus in the doubles run.
Seemingly familiar to create history and make her country proud. Angela had stunned before being the first Kenyan to win a grand slam match at the Roland Garros after knocking out 17 year old Belgian AmelieVan Impe 7-6,6-4 to progress to the second round in the Prestigious French Open.
She acknowledged her victory to her uncle Allan Saha Atola, Tennis Kenya, KTLA international tennis Federation, Friends and Family and her sponsors Lotto sports Yonex.
Congratulations to Angela for putting smiles on Kenyans faces. There is seemingly more coming from this super Starlet.
By :McCreadie Andias