Nigeria Tennis Live

Ohunene Yakubu
Breaking News Latest news

How Ohunene Yakubu Showed Class In Abuja To Win J30, J60 Titles

Tunisia-based Ohunene Yakubu was unarguably the most outstanding player after the two legs of Junior ITF event held in Abuja which ended last week.

The 16-year-old who was the number one seed for both the J30 and J60 events, ensured that she proved why she was the tournament’s top seed, without any iota of doubt.

Not only was she clinical, she won both legs of the junior ITF tournaments without as much as dropping a set, a feat which is almost unprecedented.

READ ALSO: Just Believe – Ogunsakin Says After Winning 4th ITF Title In 2024

The interesting twist to her triumphs at both legs of the ITF competition is the fact that she came up against the same opponent – Alisha Ndukwu – whom she had never played against or met at any championship before.

And with the same attitude, drive and tenacity on the court, condemned her British-Nigerian opponent to two consecutive final defeats within the space of two weeks.

J60 Abuja final Ohunene Yakubu

Ohunene, the younger of the Yakubu Sisters, has now effectively won three ITF titles in 2024 already, having also won one of two legs at the J30 Abuja earlier in the year.

The icing on the cake for the teenager in the last six months would be the J60 win, as she fell short in the semis of the same J60 when she played in Tunisia a few weeks ago.

READ ALSO: Tennis Meets Data: Raymond Lumas The Roaring Beast On Court

Slowly but steadily, Ohunene is fast becoming one of the most dreaded tennis youngsters around and is seen as one of those Nigeria can easily look forward to in future Billie Jean King Cup competitions.

The teenage sensation who trains and stays at the ITF High Performance Centre in Tunisia will be returning to her base anytime soon, where she is expected to keep playing tournaments and honing her incredible talent.

Nigeria Tennis Live will keep tabs on her and keep our readers and followers updated on the lates developments concerning the tennis prodigy.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *