‘The People Here are Really Nice’- Tessah

Last year, a French teenager delighted the Lagos crowd with a stunning run to the Governor’s Cup title.

Well, Tessah Andrianjafitrimo is back.


Andrianjafitrimo didn’t play the first leg of the Governor’s Cup because she had to get some much-needed rest after a busy year- during which she made the transition from the ITF Junior Circuit to the ITF Pro Circuit- but she is back for the second leg.

‘Last year, I was playing ITF juniors, this year I stopped. I just played the Junior Grand Slams, and I played a lot of ITF Pro and I played good.’

‘I played a lot of tournaments, so I could not play the first leg of the Governor’s Cup, but I’m coming for the second leg’.

Between her super showing in Nigeria last year and her return to the country, Tessah has had several career highlights.

‘I lost in the quarter-finals of the US Open juniors this year, and I got a wildcard to the main draw of the French Open. I lost in the first round but it was a good experience’, the 18-year-old said.

Tessah is no doubt looking forward to stepping on to the court in Lagos again, and she is very clear about her ambitions over the next week.

‘For sure I want to win, but we have to play match after match and point after point. So we will see’.

She will definitely receive plenty of backing from Lagos fans. Lagos loves Tessah, and according to the Frenchwoman, the feeling is mutual.

‘The people are really nice here- in the club, I mean. I have a good memory here, so I’m happy to come back here’.

She will hope to add more memories to her Lagos collection by lifting the Governor’s Cup title at the end of the week.



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