Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Beats Polona Hercog, Advances to Fourth Round at Wimbledon

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Beats Polona Hercog, Advances to Fourth Round at Wimbledon

It was a moment that will go down in Wimbledon history no matter how Gauff performs in the second week.

Navratilova, who won her first Wimbledon title aged 21, does think Gauff's next match against former world number one Halep will be a "a mountain too tall to climb". I think the media obviously did a pretty good job of making it bigger than what it was.

Coco Gauff is hopeful she might get an invitation to a Beyonce concert as the 15-year-old's remarkable story at Wimbledon continued with a third-round victory over Polona Hercog. "I hope Beyoncé saw that".

Gauff will face off against Simona Halep, a former world No. 1 and a French Open champion, on Monday.

As we neared 8pm, the tournament organisers made a decision to postpone Andy Murray and Serena Williams' hotly-anticipated mixed doubles match - which was expected to follow this match on Centre Court. "The gang became astonishing, even once I became down a match point they were gentle cheering me on".


As she has for three straight matches, Gauff showed a moxie well beyond her years.

"Essentially due to the timing I wasn't able to find another partner in the time period available", she told the British tabloid.

"If someone had told me this is where we would be when we got here ahead of qualifying two weeks ago, I would have said, 'Get out of here, '" Corey said after the match.

"It's just keep going, doing what I'm doing in practice hopefully".

Teenager Gauff has been a sensation at the London Grand Slam.


"Well, I'm happy that they enjoyed watching me play".

"I don't really believe in fate and destiny", she said. Her last match lasted just under three hours, and she has already defeated five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams.

But we haven't seen one in years, partly due to the rule limiting teenage participation after what happened to Jennifer Capriati and partly because the sport has become kinder to older bodies and partly because of the domination of a certain Serena Williams. "I would obviously pick the Romanian to win but I'm not going to bet a whole lot on that one". I've never hit with her or anything or practised with her.

"I could see in her eyes she was feeling the pressure, but she came out and served fantastic at 4-4", said Corey. When a reporter asked her how she planned to spend the money, she said she wasn't sure.

A third set was the last thing the 28-year-old needed as she had a medical timeout and it looked like the youth of Gauff would carry her through as she raced into a 4-1 lead. Halep is the safe pick, and she wins this match as long as unforced errors don't takeover. "I can't buy a vehicle because I can't drive".


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