Coco Vandeweghe: 'WTA Is A Business, They Don't Protect Players'

Coco Vandeweghe has a very strong and interesting personality on the WTA. The American player is used to encourage the crowd to support her, and has some powerful shots. Vandeweghe, who reached the Australian and US Opens semi-finals last year, wanted to clarify about her personality in an interview to ESPN.

'I think probably the biggest misconception about me is I'm


Vandeweghe said. 'I don't find myself to be arrogant when I'm around people or even walking around, but I seem to get called arrogant a bunch.

And that I don't understand. It doesn't make me feel great. But at the end of the day, I've never been big about what people say about me or let it really affect me. When I was 13 or 14, it bothered me when people made fun of me, like any person.

But I know who I am.' And she is outspoken off-court too. Speaking about the WTA, Vandeweghe said, 'The WTA was supposed to be a player union when it started,' the 26-year-old said. 'But as the tour evolved, it became something else.

It's a business, and they're looking out for tournaments and sponsors, which they should as a business. But there's no one protecting the players anymore.'

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