‘My Boyfriend Kyle Filippelli Was Playing Golf’- American Tennis Star Reveals How WTA Got a New Hologic Partnership

Published 04/11/2022, 6:14 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States returns a shot against Madison Keys of the United States during their Women’s Singles Semifinal match on Day Eleven of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Coco Vandeweghe made a comeback last year after being on a break. She had undergone a hand surgery and had been focusing on getting better. The American player recently played in Charleston Open in USA, where she proceeded till the quarter-finals. She defeated Lauren Davis in the second round. After that, she shared her insight on how her boyfriend, Kyle Filippelli, contributed in the partnership of Hologic and WTA.

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Coco Vandeweghe defeated Lauren Davis for the first time in a match. She talked about her strategy. Seh also talked about her break and what she has learned from that. Further on, when the writer asked her about what role she had to play in the partnership of Hologic and WTA, she credited her boyfriend for that.

The American player said, “My boyfriend Kyle Filippelli was playing golf with Steve McMillan (chairman of Hologic)”. She then quoted Steve and said, “I am really proud of what WTA, taking a stance against China, I would really like to be able to get involved in that.” She joked about them placing a bet on it by playing golf.

A net with the WTA logo during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15th, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Vandeweghe further said, “It was just really organic and the two WTA tour and Hologic meshed very well. They are leader in women’s health and what a better place to come to is the WTA to help us learn more about ourselves. So, I think the partnership is great.”

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The partnership of WTA and Hologic

Coco Vandeweghe hopes that this partnership continues for a long time. Hologic is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of diagnostic products, which focuses primarily on improving women’s health and well-being. It is a medical technology innovator company. It is the largest global sponsorship in WTA history and Hologic’s first worldwide sponsorship.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: CoCo Vandeweghe of United States reacts during her women’s singles semi final match against Barbara Strycova of Czech Republic on day six of the WTA Aegon Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 18, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images for LTA)

Coco Vandeweghe had a rough start this year on the court. In the Australian Open, she got defeated in the qualifiers. However, she did well in the Charleston Open and played the quarter-finals in which Amanda Anisimova defeated her. The player is getting back on track and we hope that she excels in her endeavors and wins titles under her name.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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