In a Women’s Wimbledon match, the biggest upset was against Venus Williams. Venus was defeated by 15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff in straight sets. Interestingly, Venus Williams has five Wimbledon titles to her name, two out of these five came before Cori was even born.
World’s 313th ranked American player Cori defeated her inspiration Venus 6-4, 6-4 who is 24 years elder to her and entered the next round of Wimbledon. She took only an hour and 19 minutes to win this match played on a grass court.
Born on 13 March 2004, Cori is the youngest to reach the main draw of Wimbledon. Post the match, Cori admitted that she cried a little after defeating Venus Williams whom she had grown up watching and idolising.
She was also happy to see her family happy for her and said that her father was jumping with joy with each point she scored.
Notably, Cori is the 12th youngest player ever to feature in a Wimbledon Main Draw. Not only this, but she is also the second youngest to win a Wimbledon Singles match after Jennifer Capriati of America who had achieved that when she was only 12.
Post the match, Cori revealed that her aim is to win the Wimbledon. Many experts and commentators alike believe that Cori’s win against Venus was not a one-off thing but she can proceed further in the tournament because of the immense talent she possesses.
The youngster has received the backing of several veterans of the game including Roger Federer who has motivated the youngster to do well at the highest level.
This could well be the beginning of a great career ahead, the early glimpses of which fans are witnessing at the Wimbledon this year.
Gauff will be up against Slovak veteran Magdalena Rybarikova in her Wimbledon campaign ahead.