Player Spotlight: Whitney Osuigwe

Whitney Osuigwe, a 17-year-old from Bradenton and the American leader for the women’s singles main-draw wild card into the 2019 Roland Garros, is scheduled to compete in the FineMark Women’s Pro Tennis Championship – the final event of the 2019 Roland Carros Wild Card Challenge – at Bonita Bay Club May 6 - 12.

Osuigwe won the Boar’s Head Resort Women’s Open, a ITF World Tennis Tour W80 event in Charlottesville last week by defeating Madison Brengle, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, to win her second career ITF title. This week, she is completing in the $100,000 Charleston SC Women’s Pro Tennis tournament.

The former No. 1 junior player in the world made her tour debut last spring, and she is now No. 139 in the WTA rankings. She earned a 2018 Australian Open wild card berth from the U.S. Tennis Association. She trains at the IMG Academy.

FineMark Women’s Pro Tennis Championship, is a week-long $100,000 Women’s USTA Pro Circuit Tournament, is the first event of its caliber in Florida.

About the 2019 Roland Garros

The USTA awards one women’s singles main-draw wild card into 2019 Roland Garros based on performance in specific ITF World Tennis Tour and WTA Tour events. The wild card is awarded to the American player who earns the highest total of cumulative WTA singles ranking points (both qualifying and main draw) at two of the following four events:

· Week of April 15: ITF World Tennis Tour W80 Dothan, Ala.

· Week of April 22: ITF World Tennis Tour W80 Charlottesville, Va./Istanbul WTA International

· Week of April 29: ITF World Tennis Tour W100 Charleston, S.C./ITF World Tennis Tour W60 Wiesbaden, Germany/Prague WTA International/Rabat WTA International

· Week of May 6: ITF World Tennis Tour W100 Bonita Springs, Fla./ITF World Tennis Tour W100 Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France/Madrid WTA Premier Mandatory

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