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15-year-old Coco Gauff stuns Venus Williams at Wimbledon

15-year-old Coco Gauff stuns Venus Williams at Wimbledon

She is now ranked 313 in the world. If you're looking for a role model for your kids, you don't need to look much further!

The teen, who boldly stated that she wants to be "the best of all time", also told that Serena Williams is "the reason why I play tennis" and added that she looks at the longevity of both sisters' careers as the ultimate goal. Djokovic is seeking a fifth title at Wimbledon and his 16th Grand Slam trophy in all. She won the U12 USTA Clay Court Nationals tournament in 2014 and, in 2016, captured the Girls' 12s Junior Orange Bowl.

According to the U.S. Tennis Association, with Monday's impressive victory, Gauff is now the youngest qualifier to ever win a match at Wimbledon.

Then came the match against Williams.

Despite winning the first set, Germany's Alexander Zverev found himself on the losing end against Jiri Vesely, eventually losing the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

The second set was a more closely-fought affair.

Earlier on Wednesday, she had trained briefly under the gaze of 18-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal before being approached for a chat by Roger Federer, an eight-time victor in these parts, more than six hours before she finally got to play. Progressing to the next round of the competition, Gauff broke down into tears of happiness following the victory.

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"I just don't think I played that well", said Osaka, who also lost to Putinseva two weeks ago in Birmingham. She did everything well today. - Ash Barty about playing her first match as No. 1 on Wimbledon's No. 1 Court.

"The unbridled joy that everyone got to witness yesterday was pretty spectacular and that's not even mentioning her game - her serve, her physicality, her athleticism". It seems like she has a great relationship with her parents.

So who is this teenager who beat the legendary Venus Williams at Wimbledon?

"Venus told me congratulations and keep going, she said good luck and I told her thanks for everything she did", explained Gauff. She remains in school and had to stay up for an 11pm (UK time) science test the day before her final-round qualification match. "I'm just so happy and blessed that they really just spent all their time on me and my brothers and making sure that we're successful".

She was ready for her opening at Wimbledon and when she found out who she'd play she said: "I'm still in shock".

Williams was pressed again over whether she would put Britain's former world number one Andy Murray out of his misery in searching for a mixed doubles partner.


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