Marylove, 13, wins big, makes Nigeria proud

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This 13-year old started playing tennis at age 4 under the supervision of her father, Eddy Edwards. According to the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Edwards is currently the fourth best tennis player in the country.

Edwards won her first tournament in the US, USTA Celsius Level 6 girls’ 14 and Under tournament, late last year.

The champion has participated and won several competitions including the Mid-Western Oil and Gas Junior Open and Gauteng North Belgrave Sportsman’s Warehouse Tournament in South Africa.

With role models Serena and Venus Williams, she dreams of being the first Nigerian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam.