Venus Williams has a little competition on her hands now. And she’s only 15 years old. At the All England Club on Monday; history was made at the Wimbledon. Cori Gauff; nicknamed “Coco”, beat five time Wimbledon winning, Venus Williams in a match.
Moreover, Gauff revealed that Williams said to her afterward: “Congratulations, keep going and good luck.” She added: “I just told her I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her, she’s so inspiring. I’ve always wanted to tell her that but I’ve never had the guts to before.
Nevertheless, while Gauff is the youngest winner; whereas Williams is the oldest.
“I don’t really know how to feel; this is the first time I’ve cried after a match, after winning,” Gauff told the BBC.
The world No. 313 added: “I never thought this would happen. I’m living my dream right now, not many people get to say that.”bbc
“It’s the first time I’ve cried after winning a match,” said Gauff.
Corey and Candi Gauff watch their daughter Cori play at Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 1, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, July 1.
It should be noted Cori, who is the youngest player in the Open Era to advance to Wimbledon is currently ranked no. 313 in the world and on Monday defeated Williams who is ranked at No. 44 in straight sets.
“It finally has clicked in with her that if you just take one point at a time; one stroke at a time; one game at a time and just focus; breathe, move around and everything will come together, said Candi Gauff. “and it just came together”.
Above all, these two ladies are the G.O.A.T. Yassssss!