Cori Coco Gauff Records The Highest Viewership at Wimbledon 2019 So Far

Arnold Nichols
July 9, 2019

Cori "Coco" Gauff celebrates after beating Slovenia's Polona Hercog on Friday.

Cori "Coci" Grauff, from Atlanta in the United States, has been living a fairy tale at Wimbledon after beating seven-time Grand Slam singles victor and her idol Venus Williams, 39, in the first round and Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova in the second.

She'll now face seventh seed Simona Halep on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.

"I think it was pathetic, to be honest", she said.

"I saw videos back at home of people screaming after a match".

The grandmother of Wimbledon standout Coco Gauff is suing the tennis star's coach father - her only son - for allegedly barring her from a Florida sports lounge that she claims to have invested $500,000 in.

All eyes, however, will be on the remarkable rise of Gauff.

"I don't really believe in fate and destiny", she said. "I want to be better than Serena, and I want to have that Grand Slam record one day". "Every shot is a big shot, and she came all the way back ... and she got it".

Mertens progressed with a 6-2 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 victory over China's Wang Qiang, while Strycova bounced out world No.4 Kiki Bertens 7-5 6-1. "There's no way a 15-year-old should be able to understand, 'I need to do this now'".

Tennis had its "Oh my Gauff!' moment on Centre Court on Friday evening".

With a three-set win over Polona Hercog, the 15-year-old phenom from Delray Beach, on her way to the round of 16 at the All England Club.

Perhaps not since Bjorn Borg transcended tennis in the late 1970s, sending shudders down the spine of the Wimbledon crowd, has a player had such an impact on this oldest and most venerable of venues.

Gauff is the youngest woman to reach round of 16 at Wimbledon since Jennifer Capriati in 1991, who went on to the semifinals.

After Hercog recorded another game to run her streak to seven on the trot, Gauff posted a hold to finally stop the rot. The pumped-up American, having earned a second life into the game, beat her chest in celebration. "She was born to do this".

"I don't think I've seen anyone arrive in a greater flash at their first major".

The teen's fogeys said they handiest give her the most classic advice - to procure a factual time and live composed. "I'm proud of her guts, her determination that I am not going to quit until you beat me".

Said Murray: "I think toward the end of the match, when you're kind of in control on the scoreboard, it's easier to sort of relax and enjoy it".

But Gauff has always been clear about her tennis ambitions.

"A amusing story, though", she added. Her last match lasted just under three hours, and she has already defeated five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams. The court - whether Court 1 or Center Court - will be determined later.

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