Meet Cori Gauff: The Future of Tennis
Cori "Coco" Gauff has a bright future in tennis after her astonishing Wimbledon run - which saw her knock out five-times women's singles winner Venus Williams in straight sets. The 15-year-old American is the former world number one junior player and is now taking the adult circuit by storm.
She made her debut on the WTA Tour in March 2019 at the Miami Open, winning her opening match. Wimbledon was only her second major senior tournament. After receiving a wild card for the qualifying draw, Gauff became the youngest player in Wimbledon's history to qualify for the main draw.
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From strength to strength
She was the youngest player in the tournament's history to win the USTA Clay Court National 12-and-under championship, at ten years and four months old, in July 2014, and as the former world number one junior, she was the girls' singles champion at the French Open.
In May 2018, she made her debut on the ITF Women's Circuit as a qualifier in the Osprey $25K event, where she beat Alexandra Perper in her first professional match.
Progressing through Wimbledon has been the pinnacle of Gauff's career to date and she is delighted to have made it through to the second week. With what looks like being a bright career on the cards, she is looking forward to the US Open, which starts on Monday 26th August.
She says her next goal is to win the next tournament she plays. At the tender age of only 15, she realises she hasn't been able to fully develop her game yet, so she's excited to see what success she will have in the future if she continues to work hard.
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