The animated Vandeweghe, known to let her emotions out on the court, was interviewed on court after beating Bouchard in a superb three-match battle but is also playing doubles with one-time ruler of women’s tennis, Martina Hingis.
And the world No. 35 gave some insight as to how the pairing came about, and why Hingis, the owner of five grand slam singles titles, was eager for Vandeweghe’s singles clash against Bouchard to wrap up quickly.
Martina is kind of pissed,” Vandeweghe said to laughter from the Rod Laver Arena crowd.
“I have doubles with her later. I will have to be fresh for that.”
The pairing with Hingis came about after the ‘Swiss Miss’ gave Vandeweghe a call, asking her to play.
And the American, with Hingis in the crowd watching, cheekily told of how she was tempted to give the call a miss.
“I got this call from a random number. I did not know who it was,” she said.
“I could have sent her straight to my voicemail! That would have been a highlight of my career.
“She asked if I was available (to play at) Cincinnati and the US Open last year.
“I told her that I could not do it. I was committed to two people already. Then I told my coach, ‘Craig, guess what? Martina just called me’.
Vandeweghe and Hingis — who is ranked no. 4 in the world in doubles and possessing 55 WTA titles to her name — beat Jelena Jankovic and Yanina Wickmayer in the opening round at Melbourne Park.
With doubles set to take up Vandeweghe’s attention on Friday, the unseeded star was asked how she would have time to study her next opponent — the winner of Friday’s clash between Angelique Kerber and Kristyna.