The 27-year-old Vandeweghe has had a big taste of life inside the Top 10 and will look to regain that top form in 2019. In 2017, she reached two Grand Slam semifinals, at the Australian Open and US Open, as well as the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second time.
In 2018, her doubles career really took off, culminating with her first major title at the US Open (with Ashleigh Barty). But she has started the 2019 season with a ranking just outside of the Top 100 and a foot injury that forced her to miss the Australian Open.
Vandeweghe will bring a ton of personality to the new season of My Tennis Life, with a passion for adrenaline-pumping activities and having a lot of fun off the court, as well as working hard on it once she gets her full health back.
After a stellar college career at UCLA saw him win both the NCAA singles and doubles title in 2016, the 23-year-old McDonald turned pro before his senior year. In 2018, he won his biggest career title, a $100,000 ATP Challenger in Seoul, and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in his main-draw debut. After reaching a career-high ranking of No. 76 in 2018, he’ll look to rise even higher in 2019.
Last year in Melbourne, McDonald qualified and pushed Grigor Dimitrov to five sets in the second round. This year, he matched the effort by winning his opener against Andrey Rublev before falling to Marin Cilic in four sets.
He’s clearly already settling nicely into life on the ATP Tour and the Californian native will share his ups and downs, on and off the court, with fans all season long.
Episode 1 of My Tennis Life for both McDonald and Vandeweghe will be released on Friday.
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