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Local women shine in Kenya Open tennis tourney

19 June 2014, 11:35

Nairobi - Four locals will contest the Kenya Open women's singles semi-finals at the Nairobi Club on Friday.

2011 champion Shufaa Changawa will meet third seed Stephanie Mbaya, while defending champ Caroline Oduor will clash with arch rival Everlyn Otula.

"I want to play my best tennis and lift the title. However, I have nott played well this week because I am yet to adjust to these courts," said Mbaya. "I was not playing on hard courts in South Africa and Botswana."

Changawa added: "Mbaya is at the top of her game at the moment, since she has played many tournaments, unlike me."

Faizal Khan and unseeded Kevin Cheruiyot, meanwhile, lost their quarter-finals - leaving Ismael Changawa as the only Kenya in the men's singles semi-finals.

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