Colleen “CoCo” Vandeweghe is an American professional tennis player who was a former Junior US Open champion. She was born on December 8, 1991 in New York City, and plays right-handed with a two-handed backhand swing.
Vandeweghe is born into a family of athletes with her mom Tauna, a swimmer and volleyball player who represented the United States at the Olympics. Her uncle used to be a UCLA basketball player, and is now the general manager of the Denver Nuggets. And her grandfather, Ernie, used to be a player for the New York Knicks back in the 1950s.
Vandeweghe’s career started in 2006 when she made an appearance at San Diego, although it did not end quite favorably for her. After several attempts at qualifying, Vandeweghe finally made it through and in 2012, she was able to enjoy her first Top 100 season.
Her steady climb through the ranks landed Vandeweghe at her first Top 40 season in 2014. Since then she has been ranking within the Top 40 range, and even scored victories over some No. 1 players such as Kerber in Melbourne.
Throughout her career, Vandeweghe has had 272 victories and 210 losses. She has won 2 WTA and 2 ITF titles in singles, plus 2 WTA and 6 ITF titles in doubles. While she currently ranks at No. 16 as of March 2018, Vandeweghe was able to reach a career high rank at No. 9 on January 2018. As for her performance in a Grand Slam tournament, Vandeweghe has reached the semifinals of the 2017 Australian Open and 2017 US Open, and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.