Brings The Fun In Forbes
McCarton Ackerman | January 2, 2018
CoCo Vandeweghe’s powerful baseline game and penchant for big winners has pushed her into the Top 10 and two Grand Slam semifinals, but it’s also given her the title of “Most Fun Player to Watch” in women’s tennis by Forbes magazine.
The magazine placed the 26-year-old at the top of their 10-player list because she “wears her heart on her sleeve after every point…she singlehandedly carried the U.S. to the Fed Cup championship and just keeps getting better. Vandeweghe has a big serve, a big game, an efficient volley, a large presence.”
Other Americans to crack the Top 10 of fun players include Serena Williams (#2), Venus Williams (#4) and Sloane Stephens (#9). In the men’s list, Jack Sock tied with David Ferrer of Spain for the No. 10 spot, with Forbes declaring that “both these guys give it their all, and then some.”ADVERTISEMENT
Fittingly, Vandeweghe and Sock are teaming up together once again this week at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, where they hope to do one better than their runner-up finish last year. The American duo picked up a pair of singles wins to edge out Russia 2-1 in their first match and will next take on the Japanese duo of Naomi Osaka and Yuichi Sugita.