Five time champion Venus Williams has suffered a major defeat at Wimbledon, losing to a schoolgirl in the first round.
15-year-old Cori Gauff, who was taking a science exam at school just last week, found herself on Court One against Williams, and she may still be pinching herself for quite some time after pulling off an amazing 6-4, 6-4 win.
“I don’t know how to feel,” Gauff said after her win. “This is the first time I ever cried after a match, winning obviously.
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“I don’t even know how to explain how I feel. I definitely told myself to stay calm, I never played on a court that big.
“Everything around it might be bigger, but the lines are the same.”
Williams is an idol of Gauff, who revealed a special exchange between the two after the final point.
“She told me, ‘Congratulations, keep going, and good luck.’ I thanked her for everything she did. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her. She’s so inspiring.”
“I’m literally living my dream right now.”
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