Two time CBN defending Champion Sarah Adegoke set to return to court, aims for treble

A two-time champion, Sarah Adegoke has confirmed her participation in the forthcoming 42nd edition of the CBN Senior Open Tennis Championship, saying that she want to win the title for the third time.

This year’s tourney will serve off between November 6 and14 in Abuja.

Adegoke who has been out of tennis action since 2018, in an interview explained her absence on the court, expressing her readiness in the women’s senior category.

“It was a lot of personal issues for me but i have been working on myself for the past 2 years and i think i am in a better state of mind to compete.

“My aim is to win the title again for the 3rd time, but i am going to stay focused and stay prepared.” She said

However, she alluded not the certainty of her performance until she get to the court.

“Yes, but i cannot really know for sure until i get on the competition ground. But psychically and mentally, i think i am ready, hopefully i can replicate that on the court.”

Stating her plans and expectations towards the tournament, the 2017 and 2018 winner of the competition said she doesn’t mind playing in the qualifiers.

Sarah Adegoke with her trophies

Sarah Adegoke with her trophies

“I probably will be an underdog, i am not sure if i am going to get a wildcard. My mindset now is that i am going to be playing in the qualifiers.”

“I am ready for anything. Playing in the qualifiers will give me a lot of confidence coming into the Main Draw and having a wildcard will be easier for me, less stressful for me, but i am mentally ready for anything.”

Among the players she is looking forward to play against is Oyinlomo Quadre who won all the National Tournaments last year.

“To play her will be very interesting, its something i am looking forward to. She’s a very young player and she’s been doing well this past couple of years and honestly i adore her game on and off the court. So sharing a court with her sometimes soon will be a dream come through for me because right now she’s on fire and I would love to play the persons who’s fire”. She said.