Juniors



The legendary Czech duo of Ivan Lendl and Hana Mandlikova received the opening ITF World Champion junior honours in 1978, paving the way for some of the game's all-time greatest players to use it as a spring board for success.

The boys' winners down the years include Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, while among the girls' champions are Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

After only presenting a singles award for the first few years, a doubles category was added in 1982. The format was changed again in 2004 when the two disciplines were combined, a system which is still used today.


Boys

Axel Geller is the first Argentine boy for 22 years to be named ITF Junior World Champion after a rapid rise up the rankings.

The 18-year-old enjoyed Grand Slam success at both Wimbledon, winning the doubles title and reaching the singles final, and at the US Open where he also finished runner-up. His breakthrough season ended with a third-placed finish at the ITF Junior Masters and the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Geller said: “I am extremely happy and proud of this achievement. Starting the year, I knew I had the capability to do well, but I never imagined I would finish the year as world No. 1. I have had the opportunity to play the most important tournaments and see what the professionals do every day to be there, and this has motivated me to work even harder to try and get there and achieve great things in the future.”

Geller will receive his 2017 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 5 June 2018.

Honour roll

- 2017: Axel Geller (ARG)
- 2016: Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
- 2015: Taylor Fritz (USA)
- 2014: Andrey Rublev (RUS)
- 2013: Alexander Zverev (GER)
- 2012: Filip Peliwo (CAN)
- 2011: Jiri Vesely (CZE)
- 2010: Juan Sebastian Gomez (COL)
- 2009: Daniel Berta (SWE)
- 2008: Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)
- 2007: Ricardis Berankis (LTU)
- 2006: Thiemo de Bakker (NED)
- 2005: Donald Young (USA)
- 2004: Gael Monfils (FRA)

BOYS' SINGLES

- 2003: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
- 2002: Richard Gasquet (FRA)
- 2001: Gilles Muller (LUX)
- 2000: Andy Roddick (USA)
- 1999: Kristian Pless (DEN)
- 1998: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 1997: Arnand di Pasquale (FRA)
- 1996: Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
- 1995: Mariano Zabaleta (ARG)
- 1994: Federico Browne (ARG)
- 1993: Marcelo Rios (CHI)
- 1992: Brian Dunn (USA)
- 1991: Thomas Enqvist (SWE)
- 1990: Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA)
- 1989: Nicklas Kulti (SWE)
- 1988: Nicolas Pereira (VEN)
- 1987: Jason Stoltenberg (AUS)
- 1986: Javier Sanchez (ESP)
- 1985: Claudio Pistolesi (ITA)
- 1984: Mark Kratzmann (AUS)
- 1983: Stefan Edberg (SWE)
- 1982: Guy Forget (FRA)
- 1981: Pat Cash (AUS)
- 1980: Thierry Tulasne (FRA)
- 1979: Raul Viver (ECU)
- 1978: Ivan Lendl (TCH)

BOYS' DOUBLES

- 2003: Scott Oudsema (USA)
- 2002: Florin Mergea (ROU) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
- 2001: Bruno Echagaray (MEX) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
- 2000: Lee Childs (GBR) / James Nelson (GBR)
- 1999: Julien Benneteau (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
- 1998: Jose de Armas (VEN)
- 1997: Nicolas Massu (CHI)
- 1996: Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
- 1995: Kepler Orellana (VEN)
- 1994: Ben Ellwood (AUS)
- 1993: Steven Downs (NZL)
- 1992: Enrique Abaroa (MEX)
- 1991: Karim Alami (MAR)
- 1990: Martin Renstroem (SWE)
- 1989: Wayne Ferreira (RSA)
- 1988: David Rikl (TCH) / Tomas Zdrazila (TCH)
- 1987: Jason Stoltenberg (AUS)
- 1986: Tomas Carbonell (ESP)
- 1985: Petr Korda (TCH) / Cyril Suk (TCH)
- 1984: Augustin Moreno (MEX)
- 1983: Mark Kratzmann (AUS)
- 1982: Fernando Perez (MEX)


Girls

Whitney Osuigwe became ITF Junior World Champion after climbing from world No. 95 to finish 2017 at No. 1.

The 15-year-old claimed her first major title at Roland Garros and helped USA to glory in Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, winning all eight rubbers in singles and doubles. She won a total of six singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2017, including the season-ending Orange Bowl in Florida.

Osuigwe said: “It’s hard to put in words what exactly it means to have finished No. 1 this year and become Junior World Champion. This is very surprising and I could not be any happier. But I’d also like to think this is the result of the all hard work my team and I have gone through in the last year. I’m excited for what’s to come, and I hope we can keep up with the good results.”

Osuigwe will receive her 2017 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 5 June 2018.

Honour roll

- 2017: Whitney Osuigwe (USA)
- 2016: Anastasia Potapova (RUS)
- 2015: Dalma Galfi (HUN)
- 2014: Catherine Bellis (USA)
- 2013: Belinda Bencic (SUI)
- 2012: Taylor Townsend (USA)
- 2011: Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
- 2010: Daria Gavrilova (RUS)
- 2009: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
- 2008: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
- 2007: Ursula Radwanska (POL)
- 2006: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
- 2005: Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
- 2004: Michaella Krajicek (NED)

GIRLS' SINGLES

- 2003: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
- 2002: Barbora Strycova (CZE)
- 2001: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
- 2000: Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
- 1999: Lina Krasnoroutskaia (RUS)
- 1998: Jelena Dokic (AUS)
- 1997: Cara Black (ZIM)
- 1996: Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
- 1995: Anna Kournikova (RUS)
- 1994: Martina Hingis (SUI)
- 1993: Nino Louarssabichvili (GEO)
- 1992: Rossana De Los Rios (PAR)
- 1991: Zdenka Malkova (TCH)
- 1990: Karina Habsudova (TCH)
- 1989: Florencia Labat (ARG)
- 1988: Cristina Tessi (ARG)
- 1987: Natalia Zvereva (URS)
- 1986: Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
- 1985: Laura Garrone (ITA)
- 1984: Gabriela Sabatini (ARG)
- 1983: Pascale Paradis (FRA)
- 1982: Gretchen Rush (USA)
- 1981: Zina Garrison (USA)
- 1980: Susan Mascarin (USA)
- 1979: Mary-Lou Piatek (USA)
- 1978: Hana Mandlikova (TCH)

GIRLS' DOUBLES

- 2003: Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
- 2002: Elke Clijsters (BEL)
- 2001: Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
- 2000: Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
- 1999: Daniela Bedanova (CZE)
- 1998: Eva Dyrberg (DEN)
- 1997: Cara Black (ZIM) / Irina Selyntina (KAZ)
- 1996: Michaela Pastikova (CZE) / Jitka Schonfeldova (CZE)
- 1995: Ludmila Varmuzova (CZE)
- 1994: Martina Nedelkova (SVK)
- 1993: Cristina Moros (USA)
- 1992: Nancy Feber (BEL) / Laurence Courtois (BEL)
- 1991: Eva Martincova (TCH)
- 1990: Karina Habsudova (TCH)
- 1989: Andrea Strnadova (TCH)
- 1988: Jo-Anne Faull (AUS)
- 1987: Natalia Medvedeva (URS)
- 1986: Leila Meskhi (URS)
- 1985: Mariana Perez-Roldan (ARG) / Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
- 1984: Mercedes Paz (ARG)
- 1983: Larissa Savchenko (URS)
- 1982: Beth Herr (USA)

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