Osuigwe at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||April 17, 2002|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||79–50 (61.2%)|
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 105 (August 12, 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 140 (February 17, 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019)|
|French Open||Q2 (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Career record||24–17 (58.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 232 (November 12, 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 279 (February 17, 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open Junior||QF (2017)|
|Wimbledon Junior||F (2017)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2018)|
|Last updated on: February 21, 2020.|
She is the reigning ITF Junior World Champion and a former world No. 1 junior. Osuigwe also won the juniors 2017 French Open to become the first American to win the girls' singles event in 28 years.
Osuigwe has been playing tennis at the IMG Academy since age 6, where her father Desmond has been a teacher at the academy since 1997 and acts as her primary coach. Desmond is from Lagos in Nigeria and played professional tennis events at the ITF Futures level before coming to the United States to attend college. Whitney has an older brother named Deandre who is a college basketball player and a younger sister named Victoria who also plays tennis.
In June 2017, Osuigwe climbed to No. 2 in the junior rankings by dominating the clay-court events in the previous six months. She started by reaching the semifinals at the Orange Bowl in December and then won two Grade-1 clay-court tournaments in back-to-back weeks in February. Osuigwe capped off her dominance in this part of the season by winning the 2017 Junior French Open over fellow American Claire Liu. In doing so, she became the first American to win the girls' event since Jennifer Capriati in 1989, the fifth American champion overall, and the ninth youngest winner of the event at under 15 years and 2 months. This was also only the second time the final was contested between two Americans, with the other occurring in 1980.
Osuigwe would go on to finish the season as the No. 1 ranked junior in the world, for which she was named the 2017 ITF Junior World Champion. Furthermore, she then won the Orange Bowl before the year came to a close.
In January 2019, Osuigwe played alongside David Ferrer on the Spain team in the 2019 Hopman Cup, replacing Garbiñe Muguruza who was out due to injury. Osuigwe played only the mixed-doubles match, losing to the French team which consisted of Lucas Pouille and Alizé Cornet. In March, she entered the Miami Open main draw as a wildcard, winning her first-round match against fellow wildcard Mari Osaka, the sister of Naomi Osaka.
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jan 2018||ITF Wesley Chapel, United States||25,000||Clay||Francesca Di Lorenzo||2–6, 6–1, 4–6|
|Win||1–1||Nov 2018||RBC Pro Challenge, United States||80,000||Hard||Beatriz Haddad Maia||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||2–1||Apr 2019||Boar's Head Resort Open, United States||80,000||Clay||Madison Brengle||6–4, 1–6, 6–3|
|Loss||2–2||May 2019||LTP Charleston Pro Tennis, United States||100,000||Clay||Taylor Townsend||4–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Mar 2018||ITF Orlando, United States||15,000||Clay||Caty McNally|| Dia Evtimova
|Win||2–0||Apr 2018||ITF Jackson, United States||25,000||Clay||Sanaz Marand|| Gaia Sanesi
|Loss||2–1||Apr 2018||Boar's Head Resort Open, United States||80,000||Clay||Ashley Kratzer|| Sophie Chang
|6–3, 4–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||2–2||Jul 2018||Braidy Industries Classic, United States||60,000||Hard||Sanaz Marand|| Jovana Jakšić
|3–6, 7–5, [4–10]|
|Loss||2–3||Feb 2020||Kentucky Open, United States||100,000||Hard (i)||Hailey Baptiste|| Catherine Harrison
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
This table is current through the 2020 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||Q1||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|French Open||A||A||Q2||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|US Open||Q1||1R||1R||A||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–2||0–0||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Miami Open||A||1R||2R||NH||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
ITF Junior CircuitEdit
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||2017||French Open||Clay||Claire Liu||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||2017||Wimbledon||Grass||Caty McNally|| Olga Danilović
|Loss||2018||Wimbledon||Grass||Caty McNally|| Wang Xinyu
ITF Junior finalsEdit
Singles: 10 (7 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||May 2015||ITF Plantation, United States||Clay||Carson Branstine||6–2, 3–6, 6–4|
|Loss||1–1||May 2016||ITF Plantation, United States||Clay||Carson Branstine||6–3, 4–6, 1–6|
|Win||2–1||Feb 2017||ITF Asuncion, Paraguay||Clay||Draginja Vukovic||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||3–1||Feb 2017||ITF Criciúma, Brazil||Clay||Emily Appleton||7–5, 6–4|
|Win||4–1||Jun 2017||French Open, France||Clay||Claire Liu||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
|Win||5–1||Oct 2017||ITF Tulsa, United States||Hard||Natasha Subhash||6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||5–2||Oct 2017||ITF Osaka, Japan||Hard||Wang Xinyu||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||5–3||Nov 2017||ITF Mexico City, Mexico||Clay||Alexa Noel||2–6, 4–6|
|Win||6–3||Dec 2017||ITF Bradenton, United States||Clay||Clara Burel||6–4, 4–6, 6–1|
|Win||7–3||Dec 2017||ITF Plantation, United States||Clay||Margaryta Bilokin||6–1, 6–2|
Doubles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||May 2016||ITF Plantation, United States||Clay||Alexa Noel|| Alana Smith
|Loss||0–2||Feb 2017||ITF Criciúma, Brazil||Clay||Hailey Baptiste|| Elysia Bolton
|6–4, 4–6, [5–10]|
|Win||1–2||Apr 2017||ITF Indian Wells, United||Hard||Caty McNally|| Taylor Johnson
|Win||2–2||May 2017||ITF Milan, Italy||Clay||Caty McNally|| Cho I-hsuan
|Loss||2–3||Jul 2017||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||Caty McNally|| Olga Danilović
|Loss||2–4||Nov 2017||ITF Mexico City, Mexico||Clay||Ellie Douglas|| Dalayna Hewitt
|Win||3–4||Dec 2017||ITF Bradenton, United States||Clay||Caty McNally|| Thasaporn Naklo
|Win||4–4||Jul 2018||ITF Roehampton, United Kingdom||Grass||Caty McNally|| Clara Tauson
|Loss||4–5||Jul 2018||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||Caty McNally|| Wang Xinyu
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- Whitney Osuigwe at the Women's Tennis Association
- Whitney Osuigwe at the International Tennis Federation
| ITF Junior World Champion