Angella Okutoyi serves her way to W15 World Tennis Tour semifinals

Kenya’s Angela Okutoyi looks on against Uzbekistan’s Sevil Yuldasheva during the W15 Nairobi World Tennis Tour on November 17, 2022. (Kelly Ayodi, Standard)

Angella Okutoyi is through to the semi-finals of the W15 World Tennis Tour.

The Wimbledon doubles junior champion knocked out third-seed Emma Tothova from Slovakia in straight sets at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi on Friday.

Okutoyi, who is the only Kenyan left standing saw off Tothova 6-1, 6-4 on the clay courts in one hour and seven minutes.

Okutoyi’s twin sister Roselida Asumwa was eliminated early on Friday by Sharmada Balu.

The sixth-seeded Balu took three hours and 47 minutes to floor a determined Asumwa 3-6, 7-6(5), 4-6 in a grueling match.
On her way to the second round, Asumwa tossed out Australian Nessa Pratt 6-4, 6-2 in the first round.

On the other hand, Okutoyi thrashed Sharanya Shetty (India) 6-0, 6-0 in the first round before seeing off Uzbekistan eighth-seed Sevil Yuldasheva 6-4, 6-4.

Okutoyi, whose tennis idol is American great Serena Williams, will face second-seed Caroline Romeo from France in the semi-finals.
Romeo defeated Celine Simunyu from Ireland 6-2, 6-3.

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