Coco Vandeweghe was forced to face an injury to her left hand which required surgery. An intervention due to a very particular accident, which the American tennis player had not yet told anyone. She did it in the podcast FANtastic Tennis.
She said: "I kept it hidden because it was a really bizarre accident and when it happened I was in a very happy moment. It exploded in my hand. It cut my little finger and severed two ligaments and a nerve. I'm doing it.
Rehab for ten weeks now. I'm trying to bend my little finger because you can't when you break both ligaments." Vandeweghe was heating food in the microwave in a container which then exploded. The Vandeweghe season was not very positive, both for the injury and for the suspension of the Tour due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The American reached its best ranking on January 15, 2018, pushing it up to # 9 in the WTA ranking. In doubles she reached position 18 on 24 October 2016. In singles in the Grand Slam events she boasts two semifinals: two singles at the Australian Open 2017 and at the US Open 2017.
In mixed doubles, two finals reached at the Australian Open 2016 and US Open 2016, while in women's doubles she won her first Grand Slam at the US Open 2018. In her career she has won six WTA titles: two in singles and four in doubles.
Naomi Osaka will become a manga!
As we told you some days ago, former world number one and prominent Japanese and world tennis player Naomi Osaka will star in her country in a new and unprecedented role. The three-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments and number 3 in the world will be the star of a manga available in her country aimed at teenage girls.
With precision Naomi Osaka, one of the main protagonists of women's tennis, currently, will be the main protagonist of the new series called Unrivaled Naomi Tenka-ichi, a series built under the supervision of her older sister Mari Osaka.
These will be published at the end of December in the monthly Nakayosi, a magazine aimed at the genre of Manga known as Shojo and for a young and mostly female audience. The series will be drawn with the author sisters under the pseudonym Futago Kamikita.
Through her Twitter account, Osaka sent the following message: "It's very exciting for my sister and me as we've been reading and watching manga since we were little and it's something that really keeps us together."
Last year there were some advertisements that already featured the girl of Haitian origin but in the end everything was canceled. Currently Naomi Osaka has dictated Serena Williams and is at the top of the most oahare tennis players on the circuit, she is a face of several brands in Japan where she is truly a celebrity.
This summer, Osaka became a protagonist in the anti-racist movement Black Lives Matter, a choice that led the Japanese to decide not to compete in the semifinal in Cincinnati as a protest, a choice aimed at protesting against the police ambush against the African American man Jacob Blake, killed in the United States in a situation that has generated numerous controversies.