Coco Vandeweghe is a professional tennis player born in America. As a junior player, she won the US Open Girls’ singles in 2008 at the age of 16 and has also won 2 WTA titles at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships (2014 and 2016). In 2017 Vandeweghe made it to the semi-finals of 2 Grand Slam tournaments and also reached the final of the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy, which catapulted her into the top 10 of the WTA ranking.
Just like in her single career, Coco Vandeweghe has also achieved a lot as a doubles player. For most of 2016, she played with former world number one Martina Hingis, and the duo made it to the semi-finals of the US Open. She also reached the mixed doubles final at the 2016 Australian Open and the US Open. At the 2017 Fed Cup tournament, Coco Vandeweghe dominated both the singles and doubles events, leading the United States team to win the Fed Cup championship for the first time in 18 years.
Coco Vandeweghe’s Bio, Age
Colleen “CoCo” Vandeweghe was born on 6 December 1991 in New York as a daughter of Tauna Vandeweghe and Robert Mullarkey. She grew up at the side of an older brother Beau, with whom she started playing tennis at the age of eleven. As a junior player, Vandeweghe did not participate in many tournaments, but she was able to win the US Open Girls’ singles tournament in 2008 because she entered the tournament with a wildcard.
Coco Vandeweghe entered the WTA Tour early at the age of 14 but failed to reach the late stages of some tournaments. Vandeweghe finally reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis and entered the top 100 of the WTA rankings.
Three years later she won the first WTA individual title of her career at the Topshelf Open 2014. This brought her up to 51st place in the WTA ranking. She also achieved her best end-of-season ranking of 39 in 2014 and two years later won her second WTA title at the Ricoh Open 2016.
The 2017 Australian Open tournament proved to be a very historic tournament for Coco Vandeweghe. She achieved her first victory over a number 1 player when she beat defending champion and world number one Angelique Kerber in the 4th round of the tournament. She made it to the semi-finals of the tournament, where she finally lost to Venus Williams. Her impressive run at the 2017 Australian Open also helped her to make it into the top 20 of the WTA rankings. She also reached the semi-finals of the US Open 2017, which helped her to climb to number 16 in the WTA ranking. Later she made it into the top 10 after reaching the final of the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy.
Coco Vandeweghe’s Father, Family
Coco Vandeweghe’s biological father Robert Mullarkey is a New York businessman who worked as a securities analyst for First Boston Corporation New York. However, her parents divorced when the tennis star was still quite young, so her relationship with her father is quite strained. She has a better relationship with her stepfather John McEnroe, a former fitness trainer.
Coco Vandeweghe also comes from a family of professional athletes. Her mother Tauna Vandeweghe is a former competitive swimmer who represented the USA at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. She was also on the Olympic volleyball team of the United States, which won the silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Coco’s older brother Beau also played volleyball for the Pepperdine University athletics teams, the Pepperdine Waves.
Coco Vandeweghe’s maternal uncle, Kiki Vandeweghe, is also a retired NBA player. He served as general manager of the Denver Nuggets and the New Jersey Nets, then became executive vice president of the NBA. Coco’s maternal grandfather, Ernie Vandeweghe, was a professional basketball player who played as a security guard for the New York Knicks NBA national team. Her maternal grandmother, Colleen Kay Hutchins, was a former actress and also won the Miss America beauty pageant in 1952. Long retired NBA player Mel Hutchins is also a brother of Coco Vandewege’s grandmother.
Coco Vandeweghe was born in New York, but is a self-proclaimed “total California girl”, as she spends much of her off-season time at the beach with members of her family.
Is Coco Vandeweghe Gay?
Because of her closely-guarded private life, tennis star Coco Vandeweghe has been the victim of several speculations and unfounded rumors about her relationship status. It has been claimed in various media that the talented tennis player might be gay. However, these speculations are unreliable, as they have remained unfounded. Coco Vandeweghe has never discussed her sexuality in a public forum and has never hinted that she is gay.
Is Coco Vandeweghe Married? Husband
Coco Vandeweghe is known for her passion for her career as a professional tennis player. Her passion for the sport has never been obscured as it has remained constant, one tournament after another on her way to the top of the WTA. Nevertheless, the tennis player has always managed to keep her private life out of the media spotlight. Apart from her famous family of sportsmen and sportswomen, Coco Vandeweghe’s private life has not been so much in the public eye. It can be assumed that the tennis star is currently unmarried, as she has never made an announcement in this regard.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Coco Vandeweghe stands at an impressive height of 6′ 1″ (185 cm). Her body measurements are 35-26-36 inches (89-66-91 cm). Over the years the tennis star has struggled to maintain her physique, which has also hindered her movements on the court. However, she has an average body weight of 70 kg, and what she lacks in speed, Coco Vandeweghe makes up for with her aggressive playing style.