15-year-old Cori Gauff Is The Youngest Teenager To Qualify For The Wimbledon Main Draw, Here's Who She's Facing In The First Round

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American tennis prodigy Cori Gauff, 15, has become the youngest player in the history of the Open era to advance through the qualifying to reach Wimbledon's main draw. The young tennis talent will be facing fellow US citizen and tennis legend Venus Williams. 

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

American tennis prodigy Cori Gauff, 15, has become the youngest player in the history of the Open era to advance through the qualifying to reach Wimbledon's main draw. The young tennis talent will be facing fellow US citizen and tennis legend Venus Williams. 

The Florida resident, who has been often called the next Serena Williams, told a media publication that she is still in shock, adding that playing against the top players on court will give her a different feel altogether. 

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Born on March 13, 2004, Gauff will be the 12th youngest player to play at the main draw of Wimbledon, however, the 11 other young athletes didn't make it through qualifying rounds of the tournament. 

Previously, Laura Robson was the last 15-year-old to compete through a wild card slot at the Wimbledon in 2009. Robson had won Junior Wimbledon the year before. 
What is interesting is Cori's experienced opponent, Venus Williams had won 4 Grand slams out of which 2 of them ironically happens to be Wimbledon titles from 2000 & 2001. 
In short even before Cori was born her opponent was already in the making history, making the clash of the two players, iconic.

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While Cori will be extremely kicked about the upcoming meeting,the 39- year- old legend will have a lot riding on her mind since she is the more experienced and established player out of the two and losing to the rookie is something she'll clearly want to avoid. 

Other than this, in the Men's singles, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are on the same side of the draw and have the potential to face each other in the semifinal stage of the tournament. 


 

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