Coco Vandeweghe to Return to WTA Tour After Long Injury Break

Published 07/25/2019, 12:36 AM EDT


Former world no. 9, Coco Vandeweghe has announced her comeback at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, CA after missing the first half of 2019 season due to an ankle injury.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

At the beginning of the year, Coco Vandeweghe was forced to withdraw from several tournaments including the Australian Open due to the injury in her right ankle. The American later confirmed that she had undergone a surgery on her right ankle. Vandeweghe also revealed that the ankle injury has been troubling her since the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The 27-year-old had withdrawn from the last edition of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in 2018 due to the ankle injury. However, she has been awarded a wild card entry into the main draw of the opening women’s event of the US Open Series, which is scheduled to start from 29th July.

The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic announced her comeback on the social media platform. They wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Coco Vandeweghe has accepted a wildcard and is making a return to tennis right here in San Jose!”

Vandeweghe also confirmed her come back and said, “I am so excited to be starting at San Jose, my first tournament of the year. I am so pumped to see you. I have had so much success up there in Northern California and I can’t wait to be back playing again.”

The American reached two Grand Slam semifinals and the final of the WTA Elite Trophy in 2017 to move up to a career-high ranking of No.9 in the world.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In addition to her two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2017 Australian Open and 2017 US Open, she has twice reached the quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships in 2015 and 2017. Coco Vandeweghe has also conquered the doubled title at the 2018 US open. She has won 2 WTA singles titles and 4 WTA doubles titles till date.

 

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Varun Khanna

1310 articles

Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT