15-year-old Cori Gauff has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon 2 months ago

15-year-old Cori Gauff has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon

Cori 'Coco' Gauff is continuing her incredible Wimbledon run into the last 16.

The 15-year-old, who is the youngest player to qualify for the main draw in the professional era, beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 on Centre Court.

Speaking after her win, she said [via the BBC]:

"I'm relieved that it's over. She was playing unbelievable. It was my first match on Centre. People say Court One is my court but maybe Centre is my court as well.

"I always knew I could come back no matter what the score is, I just went for my shots.

"The crowd was amazing even when I was down match point they were still cheering me on. I'm thankful that they believe in me.

"I'm not going to think about the next round but I think I have a mixed doubles match tomorrow so I'm going to focus on that."

The 15-year-old  will face former world number one, Simon Halep, next.

Gauff made headlines across the world earlier in the competition, with her major victory over Venus Williams.


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