15-year-old Cori Gauff has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon 1 year 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.

20x20 is an ambitious two-year long initiative to better promote and champion women in sport.

With the tagline of "if she can't see it, she can't be it," the 20x20 movement has three targets to reach by 2020:

  • 20 percent more media coverage of women in sport
  • 20 percent more female participation
  • 20 percent more attendance at women’s competitions and events

And at Maximum Media, we're proud that Her and SportsJOE is backing the 20x20 movement as official digital media partners.