- Marylove Edwards came second at just concluded CBN Senior Championship
- The 12-year-old is ranked as the fourth best tennis player in Nigeria
- She has won numerous tennis competitions inside and outside Nigeria
Nigeria's latest sporting prodigy has been identified.
The 12-year-old tennis star Marylove Edward has been ranked the fourth best tennis player in Nigeria by the Nigeria Tennis Federation.
She recently outclassed her seniors to win the just concluded CBN Senior Championship in Lagos.
Despite being ranked a wild card, she shocked everyone by beating three older players to finish second.
The youngster has named sisters Serena and venus Williams as her role models.
She also says he's ready to work very hard to actualise her life dream – to become the first Nigerian female Tennis player to win the Grand Slam.
Marylove has won several titles including the Central Bank of Nigeria Open- U12 Category, the Lagos State All Secondary School event, NNPC Junior Open (U14), Ikoyi Club Junior Open and SNEPCO Junior Open.
She participated and won the Midwestern Oil and Gas Junior Open and Gauteng North Belgrave Sportsmans Warehouse Tournament South Africa.
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