Coco Gauff Reaches Fourth Round Of Wimbledon At Just 15 Years Old

Sunday, 07 Jul, 2019

Her play then offered yet another reminder how capable she is of handling it all. Her affection for the tournament would not have been helped by her unhappiness at what she claimed to be a number of poor calls by the Hawkeye review system. "She was playing unbelievable", Gauff said, who will face Simona Halep in the next round.

Wimbledon qualifying was a target for Gauff this year, but her ranking of 301 was not high enough to earn a shot.

"But the crowd will be going nuts for Gauff, which will be hard for the Romanian to handle". Wimbledon is the lone major where there is no play on the middle Sunday. At just 15 years old, Gauff was forced to play her childhood idol, Venus Williams in the first round and she actually won in a tantalizing fashion. The match will take place on Centre Court, which televises on ESPN between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

She couldn't get comfortable on the court, and at one point lost seven straight games to Hercog. "But I don't think because she's seeded will change me at all".

Instead of trying to attack those slices, she countered with her own.

"I thought that Coco tactically changed her game, which is very encouraging to me", multiple grand slam victor Mats Wilander told CNN. And then she experienced pressure quite early because she made history several times already.

"It's a bit of a shame, but you've got to think of the players if they've got to play big games tomorrow". "I can't buy a auto because I can't drive. I'm sorry for her it happened".

"That I can't relate to at all".

"The most unexpected message I received - well, it wasn't really a message - Miss Tina Knowles, Beyonce's mom, posted [about] me on Instagram", the 15-year-old told reporters at Wimbledon on Friday night.

To relieve the tension in the tiebreak, a bird landed on Gauff's side at 2-2 before being chased away by a ball kid.

Cori Gauff hoped Beyonce was watching her progress as she lit up Wimbledon again on Centre Court.

The hangover of that continued into the second set as Hercog sealed a third successive break, with Gauff's forehand regularly faltering.

Hercog called for the trainer for a buttocks injury and Gauff left for a bathroom break.

The third set looked like it belonged to Gauff, who went up 4-1 with very little difficulty.

She has a big serve, dialling it up to 118 miles per hour (119 kmh) against Hercog - only Hercog and Serena Williams have hit one faster this week - and good groundstrokes off both wings, along with some touch and guile. A big one came when Hercog served for the match at 5-3 and held her second match point: She double-faulted.

"I have a feeling Coco [Cori] Gauff will transcend the game". I told them I wanted to go.