Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Vandeweghe withdraws from San Jose tourney

CoCo Vandeweghe, shown during last year's Bank of the West Classic at Stan-
ford, withdrew from next week's Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose
with an ankle injury. Photo by Mal Taam
   CoCo Vandeweghe, a two-time runner-up in the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, withdrew from next week's Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic at San Jose State with an ankle injury, tournament officials announced today.
   Vandeweghe reached the Stanford final in 2012 as a lucky loser, falling to Serena Williams, and last year, losing to her close friend Madison Keys.
   After advancing to her first two Grand Slam semifinals, in the Australian Open and U.S. Open, and the French Open quarterfinals in 2017, Vandeweghe has won one match in a major this year. She has dropped from a career-high No. 10 last November to No. 19.
   Fellow American Christina McHale, who won the USTA Girls' 18s National Championships in 2009 at the Berkeley Tennis Club, will replace Vandeweghe in the San Jose draw. McHale is ranked No. 97 after climbing as high as No. 24 in 2012.
   The Silicon Valley Classic, which replaces the Bank of the West Classic, features former world No. 1s Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza and Victoria Azarenka. Also entered are past Bank of the West champions Johanna Konta (2016) and Keys.
   Tickets are available at mubadalasvc.com.

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