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13-year old Nigerian Tennis Star Marylove Edwards Speaks to BBC about her Career & Plans for the Future



Marylove Edwards plays tennis with so much power that people are now calling her the Nigerian Serena Williams.

The 13-year-old sat down with BBC to discuss her career and her hopes.

She was introduced to tennis by her father at the age of 2 and started playing when she was 4.

Marylove hopes to play in the WTA in 2 years, and to one day be the first Nigerian to win a grand slam, and then become a world champion.

Watch Marylove speak below:


  1. Ushees

    May 8, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Awwww, beautiful soul & positive spirit! i see your dreams come true!!!

  2. Aare farmland

    May 8, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Great story from BBC, hopefully she can stay at the academy for a while with a good support system for her.

  3. st cathy

    May 8, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Yes Girl! Go get all the grand slams.

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