American Osuigwe, 15, wins juniors

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The All-American junior girls’ final in Paris will please those tracking the next wave of U.S. tennis.

Whitney Osuigwe, 15, defeated Claire Liu 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 to win the title Saturday.

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She is the first American since Jennifer Capriati in 1989 to win the French Open girls’ title. Capriati was barely 13 at the time.

Osuigwe, whose father is a coach at the IMG Academy in Florida, was the No. 7 seed. Liu, 17, was seeded No. 6 and defeated Osuigwe 6-1, 6-1 in the Eastern Bowl tournament in California just two months ago.

 

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