Angella Okutoyi Makes Australian Open History

by | Jan 25, 2022

Tennis star, Angella Okutoyi, makes Australian Open history becoming the first young girl from Kenya to win a junior Grand Slam match.

In her Grand Slam debut, Okutoyi, who is ranked 60th in the junior rankings, overcame Federica Urgesi 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 .

The 2021 African Junior champion is now poised to face Zara Larke from Australia in the second round.

17-year-old Meshkatolzahra Safi from Iran outshined Australia’s Anja Nayar 6-4, 6-3 to set up her second round match against Belgium’s Sofia Costoulas.

Safi also followed in Okutoyi’s footsteps setting her history-making moment for the Iranians.

Former world No.1 tennis player, Billie Jean King, congratulated the two young stars for their amazing achievements.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Kenyan tennis star, Angella Okutoyi, made history becoming the first young girl from her country to win a junior Grand Slam match at the Australian Open. Photo: Team Kenya (Twitter)

 

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