Coco Vandeweghe undergoes surgery for hand injury

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Coco Vandeweghe undergoes surgery for hand injury

American tennis player Coco Vandewgehe has undergone surgery for a hand injury, as per an update on her social media account. The 28 year old is a former junior US Open champion and has won 2 WTA singles titles in her career so far.

Both her titles have come at the 's-Hertogenbosch event on grass, in 2014 and 2016. She has also reached four other finals in singles on the WTA Tour. Vandeweghe is a former World No. 9 and has reached the semi-finals at the 2017 Australian Open and US Open.

She has also reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2015 and 2017. At the Australian Open in 2017, Vandeweghe pulled off a major surprise by scoring a win over defending champion and then world No. 1 Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the fourth round on her way to the semi-finals

American Coco Vandeweghe undergoes surgery for hand injury

The American posted an update on her social media in which she says, "Good luck to everyone playing the @usopen I'm sad to miss it this year!

I injured my hand a few weeks ago that required surgery but looking forward to being back on the court soon!"

This is not the first major injury setback for the American in recent times - last year, she missed the first half of the season due to a serious ankle injury.

The American also has an excellent track record in doubles - In 2018, she won her first Grand Slam title with Ash Barty at the US Open doubles event. She has also reached two Grand Slam mixed doubles finals at the Australian Open and the US Open - both in 2016 and has been as high as No.

14 in the world in doubles. Coco Vandeweghe has not played any tournament since the tour resumed in August but did compete in the World TeamTennis event this year. She partnered with Nicole Melichar in women's doubles for the San Diego Aviators and was traded to the New York Empires team mid-way through the season.

The New York Empires went on to win the 2020 WTT Championship beating the Chicago Smash team in the final. Vandeweghe was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2020 WTT Finals. She has also been part of the American team that won the Fed Cup in 2017 and reached the final of the Hopman Cup in 2017. (Image Credit - US Open)