Many of the tennis’s future stars have gotten the “Trans World Sport” treatment – prospects hyped as the next great ones.
The latest is 15-year-old American Whitney Osuigwe.
But there have been others – 12-year-old Maria Shishkina – a “superstar in the making” and “the next Maria Sharapova”. (Here’s an update on her). Emily Appleton, Camila Osorio, Borna Devald – “the next sensation of Croatian tennis.” And Bernard Tomic.
Predictions of future greatness are risky. And the pressure is immense.