Vandeweghe thew her racket on the floor in frustration as she missed to win during the semi-final
on Thursday in Melbourne at the australian open.
Venus Williams beat Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3
Showing talent at a young age, CoCo reached up to World No. 15 in the junior rankings, and captured the US Open Girls’ Singles title in 2008.
Going pro, she has earned a title at the 2014 Topshelf Open, and reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2015 thanks to her assertive play style.
CoCo also played for the American Fed Cup team in 2015.
Born December 6, 1991 (age 24) New York City (1991-12-06)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Highest ranking No. 32 (February 2, 2015)
Residence Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Parents Robert Mullarkey, Tauna Vandeweghe
Grandparents Ernie Vandeweghe, Colleen Kay Hutchins
Similar People Samantha Stosur, Barbora Strycova, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova.
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
older brother, Beau at the age of 11, 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.
Though she goes by her nickname CoCo, Vandeweghe was named after her grandmother, who lived with the family in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., teaching
her granddaughter not only how to walk in high heels but imbuing her with self-confidence.
Though Vandeweghe shows little of the typical grace of a pageant contestant, often jockishly yanking at the spandex shorts under her skirt during matches, Vandeweghe still has a certain winning air—some might say cockiness—that has shone through even when her ranking was unremarkable, which it has been for most of her career.