WNBA awards: Michaela Onyen was likely Rookie of the Year pick

WNBA awards: Michaela Onyen was likely Rookie of the Year pick

Each Thursday this season, Sports Illustrated‘s Ben Pickman is diving deep into the WNBA story lines you need to know.


Michaela Onyenwere and some of her Liberty teammates sat in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the site of the US Open, watching last Thursday as 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez continued her magical run to the tournament’s final by upsetting No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka in three thrilling sets. Throughout the evening, Onyenwere peppered her teammates with questions—her familiarity with tennis, she says, goes as far as playing it on the Wii throughout her youth.

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