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 www.brila.net.
“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.