Whitney Osuigwe on finding her happy zone ahead of Australian Open 2021

Today on the Lucky Letcord Podcast American Whitney Osuigwe joins host Chris Oddo from quarantine at the Australian Open where she is preparing for her fifth main draw appearance at a Slam. The American, who qualified for Australia by reeling off three wins in Dubai, talks about her evolving approach to tennis and how she has overcome the expectations and pressures that come with being the world's top junior and a Roland Garros Girls Singles champion (2017). We chat with Osuigwe about the unsung hero of her family, her mom! We learn what it's like to be in quarantine and how she keeps busy, both on the court and in her room, in Melbourne (6:45) We talk about what it's like to be in such an athletic family (9:45) We discuss Osuigwe's love of the clay and why she plays so well on that surface (11:00) We discuss one of Whitney's favorite players and biggest inspirations, Victoria Azarenka (14:30) And, perhaps most important, we talk about how Osuigwe is learning how to deal with the difficult mental challenges that a young player faces on the WTA Tour (8:15 - 9:45) (13:15). Thanks to Whitney for joining and thanks to y'all for listening! Follow Whitney: WTA YouTube Instagram Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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