Cori Gauff Becomes the Youngest to Qualify at Wimbledon, Defeats Venus Williams

Maria Perez
Jul 3, 2019 - 5:50

The 15-year-old from Florida, Cori Gauff, defeated tennis star Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon, becoming the youngest player to qualify for the competition. Cori “Coco” Gauff,  according to the tournament, is also the youngest player to win the first round of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 28 years.

“Made for the big stage @CocoGauff becomes the youngest player since 1991 to win in the first round of the ladies' singles, beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4,” Wimbledon tweeted.

Gauff started playing tennis when she was just seven years old and was coached by her father who played basketball at Georgia...

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