Already brimming with confidence, Coco Vandeweghe said she was able to raise her game even more on Wednesday evening when she observed how her play had shaken her opponent.
Vandeweghe leaned on her strong legs to dispose of Aravane Rezai, 6-2, 6-2, and advance to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Northwest Washington.
When solidified near the baseline, the 20-year-old Vandeweghe was able to grind her opponent down with strong returns that stayed low to the net.
"I felt after those long rallies that she kind of deflated a bit," said Vandeweghe.
Her serve made for a tough return, as she recorded 11 aces...