CoCo Vandeweghe was born in Ohio, USA. She is a two-time Grand slam winner. Vandeweghe has represented both genders on the Ladies division at the French and Wimbledon tennis tournaments. CoCo Vandeweghe biography traces the path of one of the greatest ladies tennis players of all time.
CoCo Vandeweghe was a name that was popular amongst the members of the British Royal Family when she was a child. She grew up playing sports such as baseball and softball as well as gymnastics. She was always known for her big serves, and even though tennis was not included in her sporting activities as a child, she excelled throughout her years at Pepperdine University where she won all three US National Association of Tennis Athletic Teams. After college, CoCo Vandeweghe went onto play at the University of Northridge, California where she joined the Pac-10 and eventually reached the quarter finals of the world decider. The US National Team continued to struggle in the international arena, which was something that bothered her throughout her career.
Coco Vandeweghe Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 6 December 1991
- Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
- Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
- Birth Name: Colleen “CoCo” Vandeweghe
- Nickname: CoCo
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Occupation: Tennis player
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Unknown
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Green
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Coco Vandeweghe Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 154 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 70 kg
- Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
- Height in Meters: 1.85 m
- Body Shape: Inverted triangle
- Body Measurements: 35-26-36 in (89-66-91 cm)
- Breast Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
- Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 34B
- Feet/Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Dress Size: 6 (US)
Coco Vandeweghe Family Details
- Father: Robert Mullarkey
- Mother: Tauna Vandeweghe (Olympic swimmer)
- Grandfather: Ernie Vandeweghe
- Spouse/Husband: Unmarried
- Children: No
- Siblings: Beau (Elder Brother)
Coco Vandeweghe Education
- Not available
- Year Turned Pro: 2008
- Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
- High Rank for Singles: No. 16 (September 11, 2017)
- High Rank for Doubles: No. 18 (October 24, 2016)
- Coach(es): Pat Cash
Coco Vandeweghe Facts
- At age 11, she started playing tennis with her older brother, Beau.
- She turned professional in 2008.
- She won 2008 US Open junior title, without dropping a set.
- She is the niece of NBA executive Kiki Vandeweghe.
- She is good friends with fellow American players Shelby Rogers, Irina Falconi, and Madison Keys.
After a few years on the international circuit, CoCo Vandeweghe decided it was time to pursue an opportunity with the Australian Open and the results have been positive ever since. She made a deep run through the qualifying rounds and won her first two matches at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. She then lost in the quarter finals at the same venue to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga but clawed her way back to beat Daria Kasbekova in the semi final and went on to win the title at the Australian Open. In the US Open, CoCo successfully defended her crown, beating Angelique Kerber in the final. This set the stage for what would be a remarkable US Open run by CoCo Vandeweghe.
With the seeds still intact, CoCo Vandeweghe upset seeded opponent Mirilla Gazcue in the first round of the French open. In her second round match, she lost a tight set to Angelique Kerber but was able to recover in the semis to beat Kerber once more, this time by a set and a half. In the quarter finals, CoCo defeated Kasbekova once more but lost the set 6-7 (6-4) in her semi-final match. In the third place final, CoCo was again able to defeat Kasbekova but dropped the tournament in the final round. This ended a fantastic year for coco vandeweghe, who became an all time major champion. She is now a five time Wimbledon winner and a four time Wimbledon champion.
After her shock defeat at the US open, coco vandeweghe qualified for the Australian open with ease. Unfortunately, this was not to prove to be a good idea as she lost her first round match to Joanna clay in the first round before losing her second and third matches to Milos Raonic and Dariappa in her first four matches. From these matches, CoCo only made it to the quarter finals where she lost to Serena behind eventual winner Kerber. However, after losing to fellow Aussies Kim Clijsters and Carles Puig in the quarter finals, CoCo seemed to regain her confidence as she defeated Rob Young in the semi final and then defeated Clijsters in the championship final to seal her place at the grand slams. Once there, CoCo has only needed to win one other match to become an automatic three times winner of the Wimbledon title, a feat which will have made any tennis fans around the world salivate.
CoCo has struggled at the main stage of this year’s Wimbledon tournaments, losing to Mardymenova in the opening round before losing to Serena in their second and third rounds respectively. This has been bad news for CoCo as she has never been to the finals of a major tournament before, let alone the semi final. But with the help of her younger sister, Vandeweghe has proven to be a force to be reckoned with on grass this season. The confidence that CoCo has shown in her tennis matches is reflected in her winning run at the west classic, which has seen her defeat top players like Milos Raonic and Andy Murray en route to the Wimbledon title. Only once in her life will CoCo walk away from a grand slam with the trophy, and that will happen when she defeats Vera Kangal in the semi final to set up a clash with Serena for the title at the UK’s biggest event.