Coco Vandeweghe is, without a doubt, the fairy tale of this Coupe Rogers. Coming all the way from the qualification, the 22-year-old American has had to work extra hours in the last two rounds in order to reach the quarter-finals of Montreal, knocking out two top 10 players in the same tournament for the first time in the process.
Indeed, Vandeweghe finished at one o’clock on Thursday morning to defeat ninth seed Ana Ivanovic 6-7(7), 7-6(7), 6-4 in 2h54, then went on to upset seventh seed Jelena Jankovic 7-6(8), 2-6, 7-5 in 2h35 on Thursday afternoon. In other words, Coco played nearly six hours in less than 48 hours.
After the match, we had the chance to talk to Vandeweghe about it, and about many other topics, in a press conference that ended up being the most unexpected one-on-one of our Coupe Rogers coverage.
A very nice moment with the young American, who is part of the next generation of rising stars from the U.S.
Vandeweghe will face Ekaterina Makarova this Friday evening for a semifinal spot. The Russian upset second seed Petra Kvitova in three sets on Thursday.
(Cover photo of the article courtesy of Tennis Canada)