Meet Whitney Osuigwe, 15 year-old US Tennis Talent

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G.O.A.T.
Never seen her before, and she has a very fluid and natural looking game which is pleasing on the eye from the little I see. I'm not even going to try and guess about the future of women's tennis, however (lol).

My last big pick was Bencic (from years back). It's not yet come to pass.

Who knows more about Whitney?

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Nice feature - interest slightly piqued.
 
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G.O.A.T.
Remind Me! in 10 years.

Looool amazing how much truth there may well be to this. I think if someone truly special comes along though that it should be possible to break through quite early? Serena is old, tour isn't that great etc.
 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
Can we stop giving these great talented players spotlights at an early age? Look what happened to Gabriella Price and Maria Shishkina. It got to their heads and their families heads, now they're both using the "prodigy" tag in everything they do.

If she's accomplished in 10 years, then yes she definitely worked hard and it payed off. For now, let her play tennis and hopefully enjoy it, and maybe she'll grow successful.
 

FudgeMyn

Professional
Can we stop giving these great talented players spotlights at an early age? Look what happened to Gabriella Price and Maria Shishkina. It got to their heads and their families heads, now they're both using the "prodigy" tag in everything they do.

If she's accomplished in 10 years, then yes she definitely worked hard and it payed off. For now, let her play tennis and hopefully enjoy it, and maybe she'll grow successful.
this so much. The only time I see these spotlights being useful if the player is having major financial issues and needs it so sponsors can take an interest.
 

Jmauer

Semi-Pro
I like how one of the coaches made a point in the interview that they don’t treat her differently for winning a junior grand slam. Couldn’t be more healthy for player and character development, especially for a teenager. It’s like, it’s great and we celebrate, now back to work.
 

Jackuar

Hall of Fame
After the Williams sisters, it might well be the Whitney sisters! W for Wictory!.. Er, probably W for two V's, so that's double victory. Whatever, W seems to be working good for the women tennis.. Y'know, WTA, Williams, Wozniacki, Whitney... The force is with this one!
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
309 in the World, not bad for 16yr old. Jack Draper (GB) also 16 currently ranked 428 after two recent Futures wins. Interestingly he stated he's not bothering with any more Junior events despite being a Wimbledon finalist.
 
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bigserving

Hall of Fame
What she has already accomplished in her tennis career probably puts her in the top 000001% percent of people that have ever picked up a racquet. Not saying she is a first-ballot hall of famer yet. But props to her, just for accomplishing what she has so far.

I have always enjoyed watching and hearing about the youngsters as their careers progress. Wherever they happens to leads them.
 

Moose Malloy

G.O.A.T.
Watch her LIVE NOW in

Osuigwe vs Haddad-Maia

Final in TX
Osuigwe is 16-yo!! The future of US tennis, perhaps
v. good commentary at joker, last link
I just learned that she beat Bencic in this tournament. And that she almost beat Andreescu in Australia. Impressive results for someone who is restricted by wta age rules.

She plays Collins on Stadium court tonight, very interested to see how that goes.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
I like what I am seeing from this young talent so far tonight. I think she has a bright future ahead of her.
 
What's so funny? She's a 16 year old had and set points against the #23 ranked player in the world. You can laugh when your future looks that bright. :laughing:
Oh, you you just wanted to be Captain Obvious, because I swear I read "she has a bright future in front of her". Didn't realise that it is a metaphor for her current results.

As for a comparison with me, let's just say that she has a long road of struggles in front of her.

:giggle:
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Oh, you you just wanted to be Captain Obvious, because I swear I read "she has a bright future in front of her". Didn't realise that it is a metaphor for her current results.

As for a comparison with me, let's just say that she has a long road of struggles in front of her.

:giggle:
What the hell are you talking about? I realize that you have no life and troll TTW on a daily basis looking anyone who will engage in an argument with you, but even this is a new low for you. Not interested.
 

ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
Hingis won 3 slams and almost won all 4 as a 16-year-old. Amazing how much expectations have plummeted for up-and-comers since then.
Hingis wouldn’t do that in today’s game. It isn’t hit the gsme is overall better, but that the tour, on average, is just more athletically trained (sports medicine, trainers, nutrition, exercise/lifting, etc).
 

ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
Rare female player who can hit the ball on the rise and her ball toss isn’t a complete mess. Great contact point on that BH. Seems pretty “can’t miss,” but this is the crapshoot known as the WTA so who knows.
 

fed1

Professional
Besides consistency, I didn’t see a weapon that truly stood out. Can she be another Halep or Kerber? That’s a big ask.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
She seems like a really high end prospect. Possibly the best since the Williams sisters/Henin/Clijsters with her easy power and how she moves. Like Felix on the men's side, a totally different category of athleticism than her peers. But at 16, a lot can change. I wonder how she'll grow into her frame because she's a little smaller than the Williams/Clijsters, more like Hingis/Henin. Obviously power doesn't seem to be an issue for her though. But generally I feel most of the ATG women are like in the 5'8"-5'10" with Venus and Evert the exceptions at either end.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Saw her play Collins. Nice game and will definitely have a good career ahead of her.

One thing though...I have no idea how she can play with those long fingernails. How can she even grip the racquet?
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Never seen her before, and she has a very fluid and natural looking game which is pleasing on the eye from the little I see. I'm not even going to try and guess about the future of women's tennis, however (lol).

My last big pick was Bencic (from years back). It's not yet come to pass.

Who knows more about Whitney?

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Nice feature - interest slightly piqued.
Bencic is the student of Martina Hingis’s mom!
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
These is alot of talent now in the woman’s 15-19 age category! At least 6 hopefuls for top 10 rankings. I think Bianca Andreescu will be a top ten for sure! Others not so much!
 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
After the Williams sisters, it might well be the Whitney sisters! W for Wictory!.. Er, probably W for two V's, so that's double victory. Whatever, W seems to be working good for the women tennis.. Y'know, WTA, Williams, Wozniacki, Whitney... The force is with this one!
Richard Williams never let Venus nor Serena play in the Juniors!
 
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