Whitney Osuigwe is an American tennis player born to Desmond Osuigwe from Nigeria and Jessica Payne from the United States. This article explores more about her parents and their background.

Osuigwe won the ITF Junior World Champion in 2017 and the juniors 2017 French Open to become the first American to win the girls' singles event in Paris in 28 years.

Quick Facts

Full Name Whitney Osuigwe
Date of Birth April 17, 2002
Place of Birth Bradenton, Florida
Nationality American
Parents Desmond Osuigwe and Jessica Payne
Siblings Two (Deandre and Victoria)


US Open: Whitney Osuigwe's Parents And Siblings

US Open player Whitney Osuigwe is the daughter of Desmond Osuigwe and Jessica Payne. 

Desmond has been a teacher at IMG Academy since 1997. He is from Lagos, Nigeria, and played professional tennis events at the ITF Futures level. During his youth, he moved to the United States to attend college.

Whitney Osuigwe with her family.
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Whitney's mother, Jessica, is from Bradenton, Florida, and is a former collegiate tennis player. The couple is parents of three children: Whitney, her older brother Deandre, a college basketball player, and a younger sister Victoria, a tennis player.

Whitney started playing tennis at six, and her father acted as her primary coach. In addition, her parents and siblings have fully supported her in pursuing her career in tennis.

Whitney Osuigwe Ethnicity And Origin

Whitney Osuigwe was born in Bradenton, Florida, on April 17, 2002. She is of African-American ethnicity because her father is from Nigeria and her mother is from the United States.

She played junior tennis for some years, during which she climbed to number two in the junior rankings in June 2017. Then, in December, she won two Grade-1 clay-court tournaments in back-to-back weeks in February.

Whitney Osuigwe in an event.
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She capped a successful year by winning the 2017 Junior French Open over fellow American Claire Liu, becoming the first American to win the girls' event since Jennifer Capriati in 1989. In addition, this was the first time a final was contested between two Americans since 1980.

She finished the season as the No. 1 ranked junior globally. She also won the Orange Bowl and USTA Girls 18s National Championships and was named the 2017 ITF Junior World Champion 2018.

Whitney Osuigwe Net Worth And Salary

The exact net worth of Whitney Osuigwe has not been revealed. However, an estimate says she has a net worth of at least $1 million.

Most of Osuigwe's net worth is attributed to her professional sports career. She turned pro in 2017 and made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2018 Miami Open.

Whitney Osuigwe is a successful tennis player.
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Osuigwe's career earnings from her professional games are $658,486. In addition, she regularly plays in significant events worldwide.

Besides her professional career, She also earns from product endorsements and advertisements. She is the face of different products and uses specific gear from particular companies.

Whitney Osuigwe is on Instagram as @whitney_oswigwe and has 12K followers.