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Nov. 4: CoCo Vandeweghe
It has been a great couple of days since we arrived here in San Diego and it has been a great week of practice. Doing the kids clinic yesterday was a lot of fun, especially holding it at the Barnes Tennis Center, where I kind of got my start in tennis was awesome. I enjoyed getting asked all those questions by the kids and finding out what they wanted to know about the life of a professional tennis player was pretty cool to hear and hopefully I helped them out.
They asked if it was hard being away from our families when we travel, what was the best advice we could give to young players and a bunch of other great questions.
I actually won my first tournament at the Barnes Tennis Center. I have played a lot there over the years and had lot of good battles.
As for our team this week, we are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, which is definitely a very hip, interesting hotel. We have our breakfast, lunch and dinner on the roof of the hotel in an enclosed area with great views and we have a lot of fun. It is where we have our games of charades, although I have to say I failed miserably in our first round. We have not played since because we have been practicing late and everyone has been tired but we might get it going again tonight. The games do get a little intense. We are all competitors and we want to win no matter if it tennis or charades or whatever it is that we are goofing around doing!
Tomorrow we have the draw ceremony at SeaWorld where we will find out who is playing what matches this weekend - so stay tuned!