The new World No.10 reveals her amazement at her rise up the rankings.
WTA Staff
November 9, 2017

CoCo Vandeweghe says she was surprised at her rise into the WTA Year-End Top 10 - and did not expect such a thrilling end to the season following her semifinal disappointment at the US Open.

"The fall season was really difficult for me," she revealed in a conference call before this weekend's Fed Cup final against Belarus in Minsk. "It's very hard to find any motivation after US Open because it's such a big tournament for the American players...I didn't really even know Top 10 was capable from just ranking points."

The 25-year-old lost to her Fed Cup team-mate Madison Keys in the Flushing Meadows semifinal, 6-1, 6-2 - but of course there are no grudges as they prepare for the Fed Cup final.

"[I'm] just really happy to finish off my year with these girls," added the new World No.10.

Missing from the USA squad is Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who is recovering from surgery following her knee injury at Wimbledon this summer - but Vandeweghe and the others are thinking of her.

"Bethanie is a great girl," said Vandeweghe. "She'd be here if she could. We miss her dearly not being able to play in the moment with us."