WIMBLEDON, England – After beating her tennis idol Venus Williams in the first round and Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova, 15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff secured yet another win by beating Polona Hercog, of Slovenia, in the third round at Wimbledon.
Gauff, who is playing at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, saved two match points in the second set and won 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 on Centre Court on July 5.
Gauff saved one match point while trailing 5-2 in the second set. She went on to hold serve but then faced another in the next game, set up by an ace from Hercog. The 28-year-old Slovenian player then double-faulted on the next point.
Fans of Coco Gauff gathered at her dad’s restaurant, the Paradise Sports Lounge in Delray Beach, to cheer on the 15-year-old sensation.
Next best tennis scene to Wimbledon in sports bar of Coco Gauff’s dad here in Delray Beach after winning second set pic.twitter.com/1zM4DJDfWS
— Dave Hyde (@davehydesports) July 5, 2019
Gauff has been trending worldwide since the beginning on the tournament when she defeated five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in her first match.