Angella Okutoyi and Smriti Bhasin are W15 Nairobi Week Two Double Champions
Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that spanned nearly a quarter-century and included 20 Grand Slam titles and a statesman’s role. He wrapped up his days as a professional player with a loss in doubles alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal for Team Europe in the Laver Cup against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World.
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)
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.
"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.