Teenage sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff has the right elements to reach the top of the women’s game following her sensational Wimbledon win over Venus Williams, according to two former Grand Slam champions.
Gauff, who at 15 years and 122 days became the youngest player to qualify for the main Wimbledon draw since the Open era began in 1968, swept aside the five-time winner 6-4 6-4 on Court One in front of her jubilant parents and a packed crowd.
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“People have been talking about Coco for years,” fellow American and two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin told Wimbledon.
“They have now started to recognise her internationally. Obviously she’s a tremendous athlete, but to walk on court to face Venus, a player who she idolises, there were plenty of opportunities for her to get tight and nervous.
“She has been raised for greatness and this is beginning.”