Nigerian-American Whitney Osuigwe Ranked As Number 1 Junior Girls Tennis Player In The World





Whitney Osuigwe

Whitney Osuigwe, born on April 17 2002 in Bradenton, Florida, U.S to Desmond Osuigwe, a professional tennis coach originally from Nigeria, is making a name for herself in Junior Tennis.

Recently, Whitney was ranked as the number 1 Junior girls player in the world, according to the International Tennis Federation. This came after her victory over fellow American Claire Liu in the Junior French Open Tournament.

Whitney Osuigwe is currently on track to win her second major Tennis tournament this year  after advancing to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Wimbledon Championships girls’ singles tournament.

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It’s safe to say that her skill runs in the family. With her father being a staff coach at the world renowned IMG Sports Academy, with over 25 years of experience, Whitney’s extra ordinary talent is expected.

Whitney has come a long way since first stepping onto a court when she was around 3 years old. Her fashion sense has come a long way, too.

“She started playing tennis wearing boots and Cinderella clothes,” her father said.

“She would never get out of those clothes, and it was totally uncoordinated with what she was doing.” He added.

Whitney who started playing at the age of six at the IMG sports academy, only successfully turned pro this year.

We wish her all the best!


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