Nigeria's Squash Queen, Olatunji In Stunning Comeback Win Over Home Player In Canada
Nigeria’s Squash Queen, Olatunji In Stunning Comeback Win Over Home Player In Canada

Nigeria’s queen of the court, Yemisi Olatunji produced a stunning comeback to sink local hope, Molly Chadwick 3-2 (11-13, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9) at the Slaight Music Granite Open 2019 in Toronto, Canada on Sunday.

Concise News reports that world number 146, Yemisi, featuring in her 10th PSA tournament battled into the Round of 16 against a player playing at home.

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Yemisi about to serve for the last rally of the game
Yemisi (left) about to serve for the last rally of the game

The West African number one lost the first two sets but fought back to clinch the third, fourth and fifth set of a healthy contest.

Yemisi would now face Australia’s Jessica Turnbull on Monday for a place in the Quater-finals of the $11,000 (W) PSA-sanctioned event.

Recall that just over a week ago, she competed at the Queen City Open in Regina, Canada where she won one (against a better-ranked player) and lost one match.

Her participation at the Slaight Music Granite Open is her second tournament of the year, and in her four years as a PSA player, her tenth tournament overall – as earlier stated. She is one of the only two African players competing at the women’s category of the event in Toronto. The other African representative being Amina El Rihany of Egypt.

Yemisi’s PSA record indicates that she has played a total of 13 matches and won five as at the time of publishing this report.