LAGOS OPEN, QUADRE UPSET NUMBER 8 SEED
…My goal came to reality in the fixures 2-Quadre
BY ADEYEMI ROBINSON-ADEFIOYE, LAGOS
Unseeded Nigeria’s BARAKAT OYINLOMO QUADRE upsets tournament number 8th seed, SERBIAN CUROVIC TAMARA who could not continue the second round match in the second set.
TAMARA signalled to the referee that she could not continue the match, QAUDRE had already won the first set 6-2. TAMARA complained of fever.
QUADRE in and exclusive interview with sunrisetimes.com.ng said her target has come to reality, adding that it is an amazing feeling because she was a step closer to the quarter finals in the fixures 1, she targeted.
“It’s amazing winning this match that qualified me for my first-ever quarter final of the Lagos Open Tennis. It’s like a dream come true for me because before this competition, I had it at the back of my mind that I want to get to at least the quarter final stage of this year tournament.
” I was a set away from achieving this last week during the first leg as I lost my second round match in the third set. Though disappointing, I had to brace up for the challenges ahead.
“I am so happy that I achieved my set target for the Lagos Open this year and going forward, I am aiming higher for better performance that will get me to play in the final.
“I’m so glad with the motivation I received from my parent and my coach. My dad encouraged me that if Sada Nahimana, the Burundian lady, who won the first leg Women’ Singles, who is incidentally my roommate at the ITF Centre in Morocco, could get to this height, I too could also achieve that.” QUADRE said.
Meanwhile the ambition of winner of Women’s Singles in the first leg, SADA NAHIMANA to repeat the feat of winning the tournament back to back was cut short abruptly on Thursday as the unseeded Burundian star lost gallantly to tournament number 4 seed, Slovenia’s KOLAR NASTIA.
QUADRE, BARAKAT OYINLOMO (NIGERIA) BT CUROVIC TAMARA 6-2,1-0 (RETIRED)
SAMIR SANDRA (EGYPT) BT KUKHARCHUK, NIKA (RUSSIA) 6-4,6-2
STRAKHOVA VALERIYA (UKRAINE) BT JEBAWY, JASMIN (GERMANY) 6-0,6-1
KOLAR NASTJA (SLOVENIA) BT SADA NAHIMANA (BURUNDI) 6 1-6,6-2,7-5
BHATIA RIYA (INDIA) BT KRUGER ISABELLA (RSA) 7-5,6-4
MENDEZ SEONE (AUSTRIA) BT STEVENS LEXIS (NETHERLANDS) 6-2,6-4
BHOSAL, RUTUJA (INDIA) BT BAVISETTI, SOWJANYA (INDIA) 6-1,6-1
PIGOSSI, LAURA (BRAZIL) BT BLESSING SAMUEL (NIGERIA) 6-0,6-1
AZIZ QUAKAA (TUNISIA) BT WILLIAM BUSHAMUKA 6-2,6-4
CLAVIN HEMERY (FRANCE) BT COURTNEY JOHN LOCK (ZIMBABWE) 6-0,6-1