April 21, 2024

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Tennis legend Roger Federer announces retirement

Switzerland's Roger Federer is applauded by ground staff as he holds the trophy after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic to win the Men's Singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16, 2017. Federer announced Thursday, Sept.15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Winning start for Okutoyi at US Open

Currently ranked 60th on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings, Okutoyi advanced to the second round with a hard fought 7-6, 7-5 win over her Germany rival to reach the second round of the competition at Flushing Meadows in New York.

'Fighter' Serena proud of change she brought to tennis

"I feel like I really brought something to tennis, a different look, the fist pumps, the just crazy intensity. Passion is a really good word," she told reporters.

Okutoyi triumphs in Canada

Angella Okutoyi tasted victory once again, this time teaming up with Poland’s Mawina Rowinska to win the girls doubles at the J1 Repentingy tournament in Canada this past weekend.

Another feather in the cap for history making Okutoyi

The teenager is enjoying a great year performance wise, having reached the third round of the Junior Australian Open in January this year before teaming up with Rose Marie Nijkamp from the Netherlands to win the women’s doubles title at the Junior Wimbledon Tennis Championship in London, England with a 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 over the Canadian duo of Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko.

Serena Williams announces impending retirement from tennis

"I have never liked the word retirement," Williams wrote in a Vogue article. "It doesn't feel like a modern word to me. I've been thinking of this as a transition but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people.

History making Okutoyi wins Wimbledon junior doubles crown

Angela Okutoyi has again rewritten history by becoming the first Kenyan to win a Grand Slam title after partnering Dutchwoman, Rose Marie Nijkamp to victory in the final of the junior women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Saturday 9 July 2022.

Okutoyi reaches doubles final at Junior Wimbledon

Kenya’s Angela Okutoyi wrote her names in the annals of history when she became the first ever Kenyan to reach a Grand Slam final following her qualification to the championship match in the women’s doubles at the Junior Wimbledon at the All England Tennis Club on Friday 8 July 2022

Okutoyi eyes more history at French Open

At the Australian Open, Okutoyi won her first two matches two sets to one against Italian Frederica Urgesi 2-1 (6-4, 7-6, 6-3). She went on to blow off home girl Zara Larke in a similar score (7-6, 5-7, 6-1) to progress to the third round where her journey came to an end.

Okutoyi to play at Roland Garros

Angela Okutoyi, 18, became the first Kenyan girl to win an Australian Open juniors match and the first to go past the second round at a Grand Slam tournament.