The 15 year old sent shock waves round the world when she defeated, her idol, Venus Williams in her first-round match.
Cori ” Coco” Gauff continues to thrill audiences and bookmakers at she make a sensational advancement into the round of 16 in the tennis competition. This makes her the youngest player to advance this far since 1991, when Jennifer Capriati made the semifinals as a 15 yer old.
Gauff was down a set and two separate match points in her third-round match against Polona Hercog of Slovenia on Friday, but she came back to win 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5.
Gauff said in a press conference, she knew she could win, even when she was down 2 -5 in a set.
“I was like, I can fight back – I just need to hold serve and then break”.
As the youngest woman to qualify for Wimbledon in modern era, Gauff is playing the most high profile matches of her career.