15 Year-Old CoCo Gauff Advances To 4th Round of Wimbledon
15-year-old Coco Gauff ranked 313th, faced Polona Hercog of Slovenia at Wimbledon’s main stadium on Friday and won! Gauff allied back to erase a pair of match points to beat Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5. After pulling off another upset, she says
“Right now, I’m just super-relieved that it’s over. I always knew that I could come back, no matter what the score is.”
When asked how she might spend the prize money she’s already earned of reportedly, $220,000, she replied,
“I mean, I can’t buy a car, because I can’t drive.
Other than winning another Wimbledon match, Gauff is also excited to find out if she may have been turned into a meme on social media.
“Please tell me she’s a meme. I’m so excited to go on Instagram.”
As previously reported, Gauff shocked the world after defending her role model, former No. 1 tennis star, Venus Williams, a former No. 1 tennis star. Gauff stated after her win:
“This is the first time I ever cried after winning a match. I never thought this would happen. I don’t know how to explain it. I’m literally living my dream. Not many people get to say that.”
In her next match, Gauff will head into the fourth-round on Monday against 2018 French Open champion and former No. 1 Simon-a Halep, who eliminated two-time major champ Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1.
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