Wimbledon: Teenager Cori Gauff Into Third Round

Wimbledon: Teenager Cori Gauff Into Third Round

Cori Gauff

After causing a major upset by beating Venus Williams earlier, Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff continued her magical Wimbledon debut on Wednesday when she became the youngest player since 1991 to reach the third round.

Gauff, just 15 and who had to come through qualifying, showed that the feat against Williams was no fluke as the world number 313 defeated 2017 semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-3 under the new Court One roof.

The American schoolgirl is the youngest player in the last 32 since Jennifer Capriati, also 15, went all the way to the semi-finals 28 years ago.

“I played well especially on the pressure points,” said Gauff.

“I’m just still shocked that I’m even here. I think I can beat anyone. If I don’t think I can win the match then I won’t even step on the court.”


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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with a special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a through and through Chelsea FC fan.




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