Vandeweghe at the 2016 US Open
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.|
December 6, 1991 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 2,505,906|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 19 (May 15, 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 30 (June 19, 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2014, 2016)|
|US Open||2R (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 18 (October 24, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 40 (March 20, 2017)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2016)|
|French Open||2R (2016)|
|US Open||SF (2015, 2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2016)|
|French Open||QF (2016)|
|US Open||F (2016)|
|Hopman Cup||F (2017)|
|Last updated on: March 20, 2017.|
Colleen "Coco" Vandeweghe (// VAN-de-WAY) (née Hutchins Mullarkey; December 6, 1991) is an American professional tennis player. She was the Junior US Open champion in 2008. Vandeweghe has also won two WTA titles, both at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in Den Bosch. Her other notable achievements are reaching the quarterfinals of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships and the semifinals of the 2017 Australian Open.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Playing style
- 3 Career
- 4 Significant finals
- 5 WTA career finals
- 6 Performance timelines
- 7 Wins over top 10 players
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Vandeweghe was born in New York City. She is the granddaughter of 1952 Miss America Colleen Kay Hutchins and former New York Knick Ernie Vandeweghe, the niece of basketball player Kiki Vandeweghe, and the daughter of former Olympic swimmer Tauna Vandeweghe. She first started playing tennis with her elder brother, Beau, at the age of 11. It was the last sport she played in her early life before turning pro in April 2008. Self-described as a "total California girl", CoCo spends most of her off-season at the beach with her family. She is good friends with fellow American players Irina Falconi and Shelby Rogers. 
Vandeweghe is known to have one of the strongest serves on the tour. In 2014, she hit 306 aces, third highest on the tour. She plays very aggressively, and likes to take the ball early and on the rise on both sides. Her groundstrokes are heavy and are delivered flat and powerful. Vandeweghe is efficient at the net and enjoys moving forward to avoid extended rallies. Because of her consistent serve, she has a solid mental game. Overall fitness and movement are cited as her weaknesses. Vandeweghe's favorite shot is her forehand down the line, and her preferred surfaces are hard and grass courts. She is currently coached by Craig Kardon, who coached several WTA players such as Ana Ivanovic, Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond and Martina Navratilova. Previously she was coached by Robert Van't Hof in Newport Beach, CA.
She received a wildcard into the 2008 US Open girls' singles. She defeated 13th seed Elena Chernyakova in the first round. She defeated fellow wildcard Kristie Ahn in the second round and Katarzyna Piter in the third round. In the quarterfinals, she defeated Belgian Tamaryn Hendler. She defeated 12th seed Kristina Mladenovic in the semifinals and went on to win the final against Gabriela Paz Franco. She won the tournament without dropping a set.
In 2008, she lost to Sabine Lisicki in the first round in Miami and to Marta Domachowska in Los Angeles. In the 2008 US Open, where she had won the girls' singles title, she received a wildcard for the women's singles main draw. She lost to Jelena Janković in the first round.
In 2009, Vandeweghe obtained an invitation from the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association to play the 2009 JB Group Classic with her compatriot Venus Williams and Argentine Gisela Dulko in January, and then she was granted a wildcard to the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open. She lost to Nuria Llagostera Vives in the first round. In her second WTA tournament of the year in Los Angeles, she recorded her first WTA-level win. She defeated Tathiana Garbin before losing to Flavia Pennetta,. Coco gained a wildcard for qualifying at the 2009 US Open. She lost in the first round of qualifying.
In 2010, Vandeweghe received a wildcard to the Australian Open, but she lost to Sandra Záhlavová in the first round. In the following months, Vandeweghe won two ITF tournaments in a row. She then cracked into the top 200 on the WTA list.
She qualified for the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open, beating Gisela Dulko. She went on to defeat Vera Zvonareva for her first top-10 victory. Despite high expectations at the 2010 US Open, Vandeweghe was defeated by Sabine Lisicki in the first round. Ranked No. 172 in the world, Vandeweghe travelled to Japan to compete at the 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She qualified by defeating Tathiana Garbin and Jarmila Groth. In the first round of the main draw, she defeated world no. 37 Klára Zakopalová and went on to make the quarterfinals, where she lost to Victoria Azarenka.
Vandeweghe began 2011 at the Brisbane International, where was defeated in the first round of qualifying. Next up was the Medibank International Sydney, where she was again defeated in the first round of qualifying. Vandeweghe came through the qualifying rounds at the Australian Open; however, she was defeated in the first round of the main draw by Alizé Cornet. She reached the quarterfinals at the Memphis Tennis Championships, which resulted in her breaking into the WTA top 100 for the first time in her career. Vandeweghe reached the second round in both Indian Wells (as a wildcard), and the US Open.
Vandeweghe made it to the first WTA-level semifinal of her career in the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford after posting a win over Poland's Urszula Radwańska. In the semifinal, she defeated fifth-seeded Belgian Yanina Wickmayer to book a place in her first WTA final against top-seeded Serena Williams, where she lost in straight sets.
2014: First WTA title
Vandeweghe commenced her 2014 season at the 2014 ASB Classic, where she was the top seed in the qualifying rounds. She beat Valeria Solovyeva and Irena Pavlovic in straight sets before losing to Kristýna Plíšková in three sets. Her next tournament was the 2014 Australian Open where she was seeded second in qualifying, but lost to Anastasia Rodionova in straight sets. Given a wildcard into the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, Coco earned her first WTA singles win of the year, beating Alexandra Cadanțu 6-4, 6-0 before losing to 8th seed Petra Kvitová 1-6, 3-6. Her next event was in Miami, where she qualified for the main-draw with two set wins over Alison Van Uytvanck and Sharon Fichman. In the main-draw she beat Marina Erakovic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, [Samantha Stosur]] before losing to eventual champion Serena Williams in the fourth round. With a strong showing in Miami, she reached a career high ranking of #82. Next she participated at the 2014 Monterrey Open before losing to Caroline Wozniacki in two close sets. At the 2014 French Open, Coco won her first round match for the first time in Paris, beating Iveta Benešová in straight sets, before losing to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round.
Coco had a very impressive grass court season. At the 2014 Aegon Classic in Birmingham, she beat Zarina Diyas and Yanina Wickmayer before losing to Klára Koukalová in three very close sets, despite serving 18 aces. At the 2014 Topshelf Open, Vandeweghe won her first WTA singles title. Seeded second in qualifying, she beat Nicole Melichar and Kristina Mladenovic. In the main-draw, she beat Marina Erakovic, Vania King, Garbiñe Muguruza, Klára Koukalová in the semifinals and Zheng Jie in the final 6-2, 6-4. During that impressive week, she hit a total of 81 aces and rose to a career high ranking of #51. In Wimbledon a few days later, she beat Muguruza again in three sets, extending her winning streak to 8 matches won. She lost to Tereza Smitková in the second round.
Her next event was the 2014 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, where she made the final in 2012 as a lucky loser. She made the second round with a comfortable win against fellow American Kristie Ahn before losing to third seed Angelique Kerber. Coco went on to reach her first quarterfinal at a premier 5 event at the 2014 Rogers Cup. She easily qualified for the main-draw, dropping just 5 games in the qualifying rounds. In the first round, she beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-2. She drew Ana Ivanovic in the second round, where she won 6-7(9), 7-6(9), 6-4. She then went on to beat Jelena Janković in three sets in the third round, before losing to Ekaterina Makarova in the quarterfinals in three sets. After Montréal, her ranking rose to #38 and entered the top 40 for the first time in her career. She traveled to New Haven in Connecticut to play at 2014 Connecticut Open but lost in straight sets to Camila Giorgi. At the US Open she made the second round for the third time. She beat Donna Vekić 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 but lost in straight sets to Carla Suárez Navarro.
After the US Open, Vandeweghe's next tournament was 2014 Toray Pan Pacific Open. She beat Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round before losing to Dominika Cibulková in two close sets. She made the second round of Wuhan, first round of Beijing and second round of Osaka to end her best season to date. She ended 2014 ranked #39.
2015: Steady ranking
She achieved her best Grand Slam result at 2015 Australian Open, where she made the third round for the first time after victories over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur, falling to Madison Brengle.
In 2015, just three days before the French Open, CoCo and coach Maciej Synowka parted ways, having worked with each other for over a year. Vandeweghe is now coached by Craig Kardon, who has previously worked with star players like Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, and Ana Ivanovic.
She upgraded her best Grand Slam result at Wimbledon, where she made the quarterfinals after victories over Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, Karolína Plíšková, Samantha Stosur, and Lucie Šafářová before falling in three sets to Maria Sharapova.
2016: First WTA doubles title and second WTA singles title
Vandeweghe got off to a rough start in 2016. She commenced her season at the 2016 ASB Classic where she was the seventh seed but lost to her compatriot and good friend Irina Falconi in the first round 7-5, 4-6, 3-6, despite being up a break in the final set. An alternate for Sydney, Vandeweghe lost in the first round to Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 4-6. She then travelled to Melbourne to compete at the 2016 Australian Open, where she drew her countrywoman Madison Brengle in the first round, again losing 3-6, 4-6. However, Vandeweghe enjoyed some success in women's doubles, where she and her partner, Anna-Lena Grönefeld, reached the quarterfinals and losing to world number ones Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis in three sets. CoCo teamed up with Romania's Horia Tecău in the mixed doubles event where they made the final, falling just short to Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares.
After the Australian Open, CoCo participated at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where she scored her first win of 2016, knocking out the 6th seed Karolína Plíšková. She went on to reach the quarterfinals of Dubai, with another strong win over Kristina Mladenovic, before losing to Elina Svitolina in three sets. At the 2016 Qatar Total Open, Vandeweghe made it to the third round, with straight set wins over Kirsten Flipkens and Belinda Bencic, obtaining her first top ten victory of 2016.
In March, Vandeweghe made the third round at Indian Wells, beating Kiki Bertens and Svetlana Kuznetsova before losing to Jelena Jankovic for the second time in 2016. In doubles, CoCo teamed up with fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, where they unprecedentedly claimed the doubles title. En route to the title, they beat Dabrowski/Martínez Sánchez, the 2nd seeds Chan/Chan, the 8th seeds Spears/Atawo, the third seeds Babos/Shvedova in the semifinals, and Görges/Plíšková in the final. It was Vandeweghe's first doubles title. After Indian Wells, CoCo participated at the 2016 Miami Open, where she also reached the third round after defeating Samantha Crawford and world #6 Carla Suárez Navarro before losing to Monica Niculescu in straight sets.
Vandeweghe travelled to Brisbane, where she represented USA at Fed Cup. Her decisive win over Samantha Stosur meant that USA will return to World Group stages in 2017. After Fed Cup, Vandeweghe lost in the first rounds of Madrid and Rome. At the 2016 French Open, she won her first clay court match of the season, beating Naomi Broady in three sets. In her round two match, she faced Irina-Camelia Begu where she lost in 3 hours and 37 minutes despite serving for the match. In mixed doubles, CoCo paired up with Bob Bryan. They reached the quarterfinals, where they lost to French duo Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Vandeweghe found form in the grass court season. She won her second WTA title at the 2016 Ricoh Open. She beat Indy de Vroome, Nao Hibino, Evgeniya Rodina, Madison Brengle and finally Kristina Mladenovic, 7-5, 7-5, to win the title. It was her second title overall, and second title at Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, having won the tournament in 2014.
She then played at the 2016 Aegon Classic, where she beat world #3 and top seed Agnieszka Radwańska, Christina McHale and Yanina Wickmayer, before losing to Barbora Strýcová and thus ending her 8 match winning streak. After this tournament, her ranking rose to a career high of #30. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Vandeweghe was seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time. She made the second week for the second straight year. She beat Bondarenko, Babos and Vinci before losing to eventual quarterfinalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the 4th round. Her win over Vinci was her 4th top 10 victory in 2016.
CoCo struggled for the remainder of the 2016 season, registering just two more wins; over Nicole Gibbs in Stanford at the 2016 Bank of the West Classic, where she was the 4th seed, and over Sara Errani in Cincinnati.
2017: First Slam semifinal and Top 20 Breakthrough
At the 2017 Australian Open, Vandeweghe easily defeated 15th seed Roberta Vinci in the first round 6-1, 7-6(3). After cruising through her match against Pauline Parmentier, Vandeweghe battled to defeat 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard in three tight sets. In the fourth round, Vandeweghe pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament as she defeated defending champion and world No. 1 Angelique Kerber in straight sets. This victory, her first against a No. 1 player, advanced Coco to her first quarterfinal at the Australian Open and only her second quarterfinal at a Grand Slam tournament, the first being at Wimbledon in 2015. She then defeated the seventh seed Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to advance to her first ever semifinal of a Grand Slam where she went head to head with the 2003 finalist Venus Williams. Despite winning the first set in a tiebreak and delivering a brilliant performance, Vandeweghe was defeated by Williams 7-6(3), 2-6, 3-6, who spoke brightly of Vandeweghe following the match. Vandeweghe also became the fourth North American woman other than the Williams' sisters to make the semifinals at an Australian Open in a five year span, following Sloane Stephens (2013), Bouchard (2014) and Madison Keys (2015). Following the tournament, Vandeweghe will rise into the Top 20 for the first time in her career.
Vandeweghe has played in the World TeamTennis pro league for seven seasons. She was a wildcard player for the Philadelphia Freedoms in 2016, after appearing as a roster player for them in 2015. Vandeweghe previously played for the Sacramento Capitals in 2009 and 2012, the Boston Lobsters in 2010 and 2011, and the Orange County Breakers in 2013.
Grand Slam finals
Mixed Doubles: 2 (0–2)
|Runner-up||2016||Australian Open||Hard||Horia Tecău|| Elena Vesnina
|4–6, 6–4, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||2016||US Open||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| Laura Siegemund
Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Winner||2016||Indian Wells Masters||Hard||Bethanie Mattek-Sands|| Julia Görges
|4–6, 6–4, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||2016||Cincinnati Masters||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Sania Mirza
WTA career finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1.||July 15, 2012||Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States||Hard||Serena Williams||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||1.||June 21, 2014||Topshelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||Zheng Jie||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||June 12, 2016||Ricoh Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2)||Grass||Kristina Mladenovic||7–5, 7–5|
Doubles: 2 (1–1)
|Winner – Legend|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–1)|
|Winner||1.||March 20, 2016||BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, United States||Hard||Bethanie Mattek-Sands|| Julia Görges
|4–6, 6–4, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||1.||August 21, 2016||Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Sania Mirza
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||Q1||1R||Q1||3R||1R||SF||0 / 6||7–6||54%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||1R||Q2||1R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 5||2–5||28%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||2R||QF||4R||0 / 6||8–6||57%|
|US Open||Q1||1R||Q1||1R||2R||1R||2R||2R||2R||1R||0 / 8||4–8||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–2||1–4||0–2||1–4||3–3||7–4||4–4||5–1||0 / 25||21–25||46%|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells||Q1||Q1||Q1||Q1||2R||1R||Q1||2R||3R||3R||2R||0 / 6||5–6||45%|
|Miami||A||1R||1R||Q2||1R||A||Q2||4R||1R||3R||2R||0 / 7||5–7||42%|
|Madrid||Not Held||A||A||Q2||A||A||A||2R||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Doha||NT1||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||3R||1R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Cincinnati||Not Tier I||A||1R||Q1||Q1||A||A||2R||2R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||1R||A||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Tokyo / Wuhan||A||A||A||QF||2R||Q1||A||3R||QF||1R||0 / 5||9–5||64%|
|Fed Cup||A||A||A||F||A||A||A||A||PO||PO||F||0 / 1||5–3||63%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||2 / 3|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||QF||2R||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||A||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|US Open||1R||A||2R||A||A||2R||2R||SF||SF||0 / 6||11–6||65%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||1–1||0–1||0–0||1–1||1–1||6–4||7–3||1–1||0 / 13||17–13||57%|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||W||1R||1 / 4||6–3||67%|
|Miami||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Madrid||NH||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Beijing||NT1||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Doha||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati||NT1||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||F||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Tokyo / Wuhan||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Summer Olympics||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||2R||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Fed Cup||A||A||F||A||A||A||A||PO||PO||F||0 / 1||4–0||100%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 2||0 / 0||1 / 2|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||F||A||0 / 1||3–1||75%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||QF||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||1R||A||A||A||A||F||1 / 2||4–2||67%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||9–4||0–0||0 / 5||9–5||64%|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Vera Zvonareva||No. 9||San Diego, US||Hard||2nd Round||2–6, 7–5, 6–4||205|
|2.||Ana Ivanovic||No. 10||Montreal, Canada||Hard||2nd Round||6–7(7–9), 7–6(9–7), 6–4||51|
|3.||Jelena Janković||No. 9||Montreal, Canada||Hard||3rd Round||7–6(10–8), 2–6, 7–5||51|
|4.||Lucie Šafářová||No. 6||Wimbledon, London, UK||Grass||4th Round||7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–4)||47|
|5.||Belinda Bencic||No. 7||Doha, Qatar||Hard||2nd Round||6–4, 6–2||43|
|6.||Carla Suárez Navarro||No. 6||Miami, US||Hard||2nd Round||6–4, 6–2||38|
|7.||Agnieszka Radwańska||No. 3||Birmingham, UK||Grass||1st Round||7–5, 4–6, 6–3||32|
|8.||Roberta Vinci||No. 7||Wimbledon, London, UK||Grass||3rd Round||6–3, 6–4||30|
|9.||Angelique Kerber||No. 1||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||4th Round||6–2, 6–3||35|
|10.||Garbiñe Muguruza||No. 7||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Quarterfinals||6–4, 6–0||35|
|11.||Johanna Konta||No. 7||Birmingham, UK||Grass||2nd Round||6–1, 6–3||30|
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