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Gov’s Cup Futures 1 serves off October 15

The main draw of the
12th Governor’s Cup Futures
I, sponsored by Etisalat and
FCMB, serves off October 15
at the Lagos Lawn Tennis
Club, Onikan, with women’s
singles world number 92
Nina Bratchikova of Russia
being the star attraction of
the $80, 000 prize money
According to Chairman of
the Local Organising
Committee, Pius Akinyelure,
the Russian, who was born
on June 28, 1985 and
coached by Pedra Pereira,
had entered for the
competition, which she won
in 2009. Her entry for the
singles, has raised the stake
of this year’s edition.
Bratchikova started playing
tennis when her parents
took her to a tennis school.
The LOC boss said that all
the players in the main draw
would share $80, 000, with
the men’s and ladies singles
winners getting the most
cash. They would also rake
in ATP and WTA ranking
points, which are precious to their tennis career.


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