Tennis: Loveth Donatus returns 12 Months after and is Determined to Win Big

Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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After one year away from Tennis Loveth Donatus returned to action last month at the Dala Hard Court Championship, where she reached the quarter-finals losing to Patience Onebamhoin in straight sets 6-1, 7-5.

Playing through the pain barrier and rustiness from competitive action, Donatus served up a glimpse of what the fans had missed about the power forehand server.


In spite of the grit she showed on court, the player suffered a muscle cramped and was sidelined for two weeks, just in time to return to action again, this time in Lagos.


A qualifier in Kano, she’ll enter the first round at the Rain Oil Open and she’s eager to win this time around.


“Though I was injured after defeating the second seed (Christie Agugbom), my game has been fine,” she told


“I’ve rested and will be ready to play again, although I know I would have done better in Kano if it weren’t for the injury.


“So, I believe I will do well in another by God’s Grace. It’s just a muscle cramp.”


She will face Bunmi Are in the first round of the championship.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.