is coco Vandeweghe fat or strong

brokenRPM

Rookie
saw her at the thing. she looked fat and slow. can't toss accurately either. first serves are everywhere except in.

 
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Coco is out of shape she really needs to hit the gym if she wants to get to a higher level on the WTA Tour. Being overweight isn't going to help Coco in the long run.
 

brokenRPM

Rookie
a tournament.

i think her serves are great but her tosses are terrible and she tries to bend her back too much on serves when she falls behind. any ways, i think her coach is not helping. Gambil must be feeling her every night.
 

chicagodude

Professional
saw her at the thing. she looked fat and slow. can't toss accurately either. first serves are everywhere except in.
Same problem quite a few WTA players have, i.e. they don't spend enough time conditioning themselves outside of thee tennis court.
It's like Davenport was in the beginning of her career: already a great striekr but her lack of conditioning held her back. When Davenport got her conditioning right, she became a force. Sure she was still not exactly an athlete, but her conditioning was generally good.

Some players on the WTA have a similar issue (Kvitova, Kleybanova, Pavluchenkova)
 

pennc94

Professional
Hard to say. You can see the fat in that photo, but as a pro, I will say she also has great strength.

OP says her tosses were off. Don't know how fat plays a role there. Was her mobility an issue? Did she appear tired? If so, what she lacks is not strength but fitness conditioning.

Power lifters have great strength, but also have a good deal of fat.
 

iri10

Rookie
Looking at Coco, one gets the impression that her body was never ideally suited to tennis. That isn't to say that she couldn't get herself into decent tennis condition, but I suspect she'd have to work 5x as hard at it compared to the average WTA player.

Is she fat or strong? Well, many fat people are strong, and Coco isn't fat by typical humanity standards (though she is chubby by tennis pro standards).

But contrast her to Madison Keys. Both can be excellent servers, but Madison, despite not being fast herself, looks like Nadal compared to Coco's sluggishness. I feel that Coco will never be able to reach the level that Madison currently has, let alone whatever Madison might achieve in the future.
 

Overdrive

Legend
Just needs to hit to gym. Not concentrate on working out like Verdasco does, but she needs to evaluate herself on time management.
 

Brian11785

Hall of Fame
I watched as much of I could of a full-match vid of her at an American challenger tournament playing the young Swiss Bencic (was watching the video more to watch the hyped future GOAT Bencic). It was a pretty dreadful performance. The epitome of a mindless ball basher in that match. Was playing like she had a train to catch. Perhaps if fitness is an issue, that explains the (lack of) strategy being employed.

OP, that is not a flattering picture.
 
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Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
Saw this video of Coco taking on Ivanovic at the 2013 So Cal Open in Carlsbad... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvEp2kcjDcY

She doesn't look "unfit" in the video to me. Female athletes' weight seem to change more readily than male athletes and also seem more apparent but, again, Coco, looks no worse than Kvitova or even Azarenka in terms of their physical appearance based on what I saw on the video.
 

Rattler

Hall of Fame
Getting in better shape wouldn't hurt, but a sports psychologist would help more, she gets in her own way with her temper and emotions...she's gotta learn how to harness them.
 
Fromwhat i have seen of her, my take is that she is strong and that she is a bit fat.
this makes her slower then she ought to be .
period.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
saw her at the thing. she looked fat and slow. can't toss accurately either. first serves are everywhere except in.

I recall Lindsey Davenport being in this type of shape. Her strategy was to hit the ball as hard as she could and finish the point quickly. By the way; she was very young too maybe 19-20 years old and ranked guessing 30-40th in the world.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Hard to say. You can see the fat in that photo, but as a pro, I will say she also has great strength.

OP says her tosses were off. Don't know how fat plays a role there. Was her mobility an issue? Did she appear tired? If so, what she lacks is not strength but fitness conditioning.

Power lifters have great strength, but also have a good deal of fat.
If you look at the NFL players; both on defense linebackers and offense lineman; they look just like this picture of her. Just go to training camp in the Summer. It kind of shocking but these NFL players only play between 10 to 20 second a down!
 
saw her at the thing. she looked fat and slow. can't toss accurately either. first serves are everywhere except in.

Can't say from the picture. Fat with strong armpit odor?

Seriously, can't tell much. Some women naturally store fat differently. Under those fat rolls there should be some muscle.
 

Fee

Legend
a tournament.

i think her serves are great but her tosses are terrible and she tries to bend her back too much on serves when she falls behind. any ways, i think her coach is not helping. Gambil must be feeling her every night.
You mean up until a week before the USO when he stopped coaching her?

Like father like daughter...........both her dad and grandfather had tempers and at time would let their emotions get to them.

Her dad had some serious attitude as well.......
Who are her father and grandfather? I only know of her Uncle, Kiki, and her mother, who was also an athlete.
 

dirtballer

Professional
You mean up until a week before the USO when he stopped coaching her?



Who are her father and grandfather? I only know of her Uncle, Kiki, and her mother, who was also an athlete.
CoCo's grandfather was Ernie Vandeweghe. He played for the NY Knicks for six years in the early 1950s. He was a good player but not a superstar. I think he averaged about 10 points per game. He married the 1952 Miss America.
 
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