Coco Vandeweghe on the US Open: I need to financially make some money and go play



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Coco Vandeweghe on the US Open: I need to financially make some money and go play

Former American Top 10 player Coco Vandeweghe says she is looking forward to returning to action at the World TeamTennis event which begins on July 12th at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and that she plans to play the US Open in August if the event is held as she has not made any money in the past three months.

Coco Vandeweghe on the World TeamTennis and the US Open

The 28 year old Vandeweghe, who will be playing for the San Diego Aviators this year in the World TeamTennis event, spoke to Fox 5 in San Deigo about the World TeamTennis event and the US Open.

"My club in Rancho Santa Fe was members only, so I was trying to find members I was able to hit with. Before that, I was trying to sneak onto private courts and figure out who had a private court that I could get on to."

The American is looking forward to returning to tennis through the World TeamTennis event before the tour resumes in August. "World TeamTennis being more of an exhibition environment makes it a lot easier and friendly and gives us time to kind of adapt back to playing.

That’s what a lot of people are missing. We’ve taken three months off. Even though you try to train and keep up, every country has been different. I’ve been fortunate here in San Diego to have some space to move around and do things of that nature”.

Vandeweghe also says that she will surely play the US Open in August if the tournament goes ahead as she has not made any money for the past three months, "I need to financially make some money and go play. I don’t think I have quite the say-so of being able to say, ‘Nope."

CoCo Vandeweghe is a former junior US Open winner and has won two WTA titles so far - both coming at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in Den Bosch. In 2017, she reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the US Open Grand Slam events in singles and peaked at No. 9 in the singles rankings. In 2018, Vandeweghe won the women's doubles title at the US Open with Australian Ash Barty.