Nigerian teenage tennis prodigy, Oyinlomo Quadre, is storming Tunisia for the Grade 2 ITF Junior tournament as she begins her 2020 tennis season.
The world’s top 200 player who ended year 2019 on a high, was arguably Nigeria’s biggest star of the outcome year, rising to emerge as Nigeria’s number one player in the process.
Quadre is now billed to start 2020 the same way she ended the year 2019 albeit on a higher level as she hopes to start with a much improved competition and a target that’s higher.
In an exclusive chat with Nigeria Tennis Live, the Nigeria Slam winner noted that she is hoping to emerge as a top 50 player in the juniors and 500 on the WTA rankings.
She said: “Well… in 2019, I didn’t achieve my goal which was to end the year top 100, I am currently 190.
“So, this year, I will like to put in the work and end the year top 50 and top 500 WTA.”
On one of the ways she’s preparing for the new tennis year, Quadre notes: “Right now, my coaches at the center will prepare my schedule for that, while I give 100% and try to start the year on a high note.”
On how she would feel about dropping from the number one position in Nigeria, the youngster alluded that: “Possibly, but that’s not my priority at the moment, I feel like I have achieved that already and now I have to move on.”
As at the time of filing this report, Nigeria Tennis Live could not confirm if the youngster was already in Tunisia or not, but there are chances that she’s already in the North African region.
Our correspondent will keep up with the player’s progress in Tunisia as well as other developmental plans in the tennis year.