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Lagos Open has impacted my career positively, says Nigeria-born Briton


Nigerian-born British tennis star, Tiffany William has admitted that competing at the 2017 edition of
the Lagos Open Tennis Championships has impacted positively on her career.

The women’s doubles finalist believes her second visit to Nigeria this year would produce medals for

The Psychology graduate of the University of Middle Tennessee, United States has described Lagos as a
lucky city. “This will be my second time at the Lagos Open as last year was my first. Last year, after
the tournament I had some of my best results of the year in singles; I must also admit that the
tournament definitely had a positive impact on my level of play. Making the final also gave me a lot of
confidence and showed me that I am more than capable of competing at that level,” she admitted.


She added: “I am very much looking forward to playing the Governor’s Cup again this year. I had a great
experience last year making my first pro final in the Doubles and I am eager to have such highs again.
I am preparing as I would for any tournament; practicing rigorously five days of the week. I have no
expectations in terms of how far I expect to go in the tournament as I do not like to put too much
pressure on myself however I do have specific performance goals for myself.”

With the absence of her last year’s doubles partner, William has decided to pair Poland’s Paulina
Jastrzebska in the women’s doubles this year with the aim of clinching the title.

Relieving her Lagos Open experience in 2017, William said: “Well, it was my first time in my native
Nigeria so that experience alone was one that I will always cherish. I was able to meet some family
members for the first time and they were also able to watch me play for the first time. Also, making my
first pro final of course was another highlight. I met some wonderful people at the tournament who were
helping out or part of the organization, which as a whole contributed to making it an amazing first

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