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Lagos Open Tennis:  Gallant Qaudre loses to Ukrainian star

Nigeria’s Oyinlomo Quadre lost her quarter final game yesterday to Ukrainian opponent, Strakhova Valeriya in the ongoing second leg Lagos Open Tennis at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.

2019 Lagos Open Tennis
Quadre was the first Nigerian to qualify for the quarter final

In a match that lasted 2 hours 35 minutes, Quadre took the first set 7-5 but the Ukrainian stormed back to win the last two set 6-3, 6-1.

In other quarter final matches in the women’s singles, top seed Mendez Seone from Austria lost 6-4, 6-0, 6-0 to sixth seed Bhatia Riya in a game that lasted for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Tournament fifth seed, Bhosale Rutuja from India upset Samir Sandra from Egypt, who is the tournament’s number three seed in straight set of  6-2, 6-0 to book a semi-final ticket.

Brazilian Luara Pigozzi who was runner up in the final last week failed to make it to the semi-final as she was beaten by Nastja Kolar from Slovenia in 2-6, 6-5, 5-7 game.

In the men’s singles, Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garanganga beat Frenchman Gianni Mina 6-0, 6-4. Calvin Hemery from France defeated Benjamin Lock in straight set of 6-3, 6-0. Tunisian Aziz Quakaa defeated brother Dougaz 5-7, 6-4, 4-2.

Read Also:2019 Lagos Open: Quadre causes upset to hit quarterfinal

Semi-final matches will hold today with the grand finale coming up on Sunday with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu expected to declare the competition closed.

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