- Seun Ogunsakin of Nigeria will take part in the Junior Grand Slam in Wimbledon later this year
- The teenager put up an incredible performance during the African U-14 Junior rankings to qualify
- He received the wild card to participate in the tournament and will now embark on a European tour
Africa’s number one U-14 Tennis player Seun Ogunsakin has expressed delight after qualifying for a wild card to play at the Junior Grand Slam in Wimbledon later this year.
Ogunsakin has been sensational on the court and is now set for a European tour ahead of the tournament proper.
The teenager, who was ranked fourth on the continent, put up a sensational performance during the African U-14 Junior rankings.
Findings have it that he now holds the number one spot as he will now embark on a major tour.
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He told Sports Brief:
“I was very happy when they told me about the wild card for the Grand Slam because it was not something I was thinking about before.
“All I was doing was just to focus on my game and follow my coach's instructions. I'm very happy for this news and I cannot wait to play at the biggest junior event in the world.”
Ogunsakin becomes Nigeria’s first junior star to achieve this feat as he will feature in the junior grand slam.
The Tunisia-based star promises to return home with the title.
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The 23-time Grand Slam winner was baptized at the Jehovah's Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Serena was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by her family while her daughter Olympia is being brought up in the doctrine as well.
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Jabeur becomes the latest personality to join Osaka's sports management agency Evolve, after Australia's Nick Kyrgios last year.
She launched Evolve last year and thus became the first elite female athlete to take control of her own business affairs.