Gov’s Cup Futures 1 serves off October 15

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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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