It’s all over the news, 15-year old Cory “Coco” Gauff beat her idol Venus Williams 6 – 4, 6 – 4 in their Wimbledon game on Monday to the shock of the world. Gauff became the youngest player since 1991 to win in the first round of the ladies’ singles after the win.
Gauff said her
Cori Gauff of the United States shakes hand with Venus Williams of the United States after beating her in the first round of the Ladies singles during Day 1 of The Championships – imbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England.
Speaking about the game, Williams said the “sky was the limit” for Gauff.
Speaking to BBC after the game, Gauff said:
Cori Gauff of USA in action during her first round victory over Venus Williams of USA on Day One of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2019 in London, England.
Gauff’s tennis career began at age 8 and she currently ranks No. 313 in the world. She achieved No. 1 ranking in her junior career and was the youngest ever US Open junior finalist. She’s also the youngest Wimbledon qualifier who, at 13, became the youngest to reach the U.S. Open girl’s final.