Lagos, Nigeria, February 2018. The government of Lagos State has high hopes for many achievements in sport and has started on several stadium projects. None have been completed.

Black Africa hasn’t had a player in the Top-100 since 2005. That could change very soon.

On an unusually chaotic day in the typically clamorous neighborhood surrounding the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club (LLTC) in February 2018, 15-year-old Oyinlomo Barakat Quadre hardly noticed the noise, the ball “pickers” or the other kids playing scratch tennis as she…