CoCo Vandeweghe’s first-round efficiency on the Koser Jewelers Tennis Problem left these in attendance confounded.
Vandeweghe, the previous world No. 9, gave little effort within the second set of a U.S. Open tune-up in Landisville, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Whereas enjoying in opposition to Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze in extraordinarily sizzling circumstances, Vandeweghe barely chased after balls. The American had gained the primary set however dropped the second 6-3.
Vandeweghe was seen grabbing at her legs at occasions.
After Gorgodze claimed the second set, the American referred to as for a medical time-out, and shortly after, play was suspended as a result of warmth.
“Coco was nearly to name it a day once they stated they’ve obtained to close it down due to warmth causes,” a commentator stated over the event’s reside stream.
Nevertheless, as soon as the suspension lifted and Vandeweghe and Gorgodze returned to the courtroom, the previous’s lack of enthusiasm continued. When the pair warmed up, the Georgian was hitting forehands to Vandeweghe, who made it evident she had little curiosity in restarting the match.
She stood in place, hitting mild forehands that got here her manner, however letting them go untouched if exterior her fast attain. To make a degree, Vandeweghe switched to her non-dominant left hand for this weird warm-up, leaving the commentator gobsmacked.
“That is unbelievable. Coco doesn’t wish to heat up,” he stated. “And he or she says for those who’re going to make me do it then I’m not going to maneuver, I’m not going to do something.
“I’ve by no means seen this in my life. That is wild. She’s going to do exactly sufficient right here simply so she doesn’t get in hassle.”
Inside two video games of the third set, the match was as soon as once more suspended, however this time on account of rain. Gorgodze led 6-7, 6-3, 2-0.