HomeTennisSimunyu targets top 100 after historic WTA appearance

Simunyu targets top 100 after historic WTA appearance

Date:

Related stories

NFL UK Exec Names Ireland As International Market Being Explored For Future Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t played a regular season game...

Dragons take early Super Series honours

CIYMS, Belfast – Early showers threatened to put an...

‘No man is left alone’ – Louth manager Ger Brennan has Wee men thinking big

Six months into this inter-county managerial lark and he’s...

Antrim retain Leinster status following victory over Carlow

The Saffrons simply had to avoid defeat and although...
spot_imgspot_img

Celine Simunyu has targeted breaking into the world top 100 after becoming the first Irish tennis player to receive a wild-card entry to a top-tier WTA event.

The 19-year-old, currently ranked 633, was beaten 6-0 6-3 by world No 61 Cristina Bucsa in qualifying for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships today.

Simunyu, who represented Ireland in the Billie Jean King Cup as a 16-year-old, said: “It was so exciting to come and play in Dubai. The overall experience was great.”

“It was a proud moment representing my country and making history.

“This is just the start. My target is to get into the women’s top 100. I am working very hard towards this target and hope to achieve it in the near future.”

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

spot_img