When Coco Vandeweghe turned professional last spring she said she was going to take a nice-and-easy approach to getting herself some notice in women's tennis. The plan was not to rush and enter every ITF tournament, grab all the points she could for a high ranking and try and become an overnight sensation.
The problem is Vandeweghe's talent got in the way of her plan. She is an overnight sensation.
The 16-year-old from Carlsbad, Calif., has made a quick jump, in just five months, becoming the first U.S. junior player in 13 years to win the U.S. Open junior title. Vandeweghe also became the first player to win the tournament as a wild card when she beat Venezuela's Gabriela Paz, 7-6, 6-1, in the final last Sunday in New York.
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