Sachia Vickery is used to overcoming challenges, even ones as hard as 2020 is throwing at her. The American has been grinding on the pro tour since she was just 14 years old, and her story is unique.
Born in Florida, her mother Paula raised her and her older brother alone after immigrating from the South American country of Guyana. As a junior, Vickery made a name for herself early, reaching as high as No. 6 in the world. At 16, Vickery didn't hesitate to turn pro.
"My mom, she was working three jobs, at one point, to put me through tennis," Vickery said on the TENNIS.com Podcast. "And we went through a lot of hard times, and I had to go through that, to get to where I'm at now. But I think the biggest thing was I knew playing professional, I can make a career out of that a lot earlier. I knew I'd be making money, and I knew I'd be able to support my family."