"I had never played on a court that big. She looked at home in only her second ever Grand Slam outing. January 20, 2020 / 7:09 AM / CBS/AP I'm just happy that Wimbledon gave me the opportunity to play." After every point, I was just telling myself to stay calm." In her Grand Slam debut, 15-year-old Cori Gauff upset 39-year-old Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday. The 30-year-old Slovak's ranking might have slipped to 139th in the world, but in 2017, she found herself in the last four at Wimbledon.

"This was the first time I ever cried after a match. "After she had a huge win like she had in the first round, to come back with that much poise against a woman who got to the semis here two years ago and who is very good on grass, it's just remarkable," Blackman said. ""Amazing" was how the USTA's general manager of player development, Martin Blackman, summed up her performance. And the question now is, what history will she make when playing Polona Hercog -- who upset Madison Keys -- on Friday? 1 seed Aliona Bolsova in qualifying rounds, held off Williams 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets. It's really only big players or so-called champions who can do that." "Cries of "Come on, Cori" broke the silence between points, and a hush descended when Gauff slipped and did the splits late in the second set. "I definitely had to tell myself to stay calm," she said. Coco Gauff, 15, beats Venus Williams at Australian Open, just as she did at Wimbledon. "She just told me congratulations and to keep going and good luck," Gauff said of an exchange with Venus Williams. "Honestly I don't really know how to feel," said Gauff, who was ranked No.

Gauff began training at the Mouratoglou Academy in Paris at 10 years old.U.S. Even a late change of location Wednesday couldn't halt the momentum of Cori Gauff, the teenager making history virtually every time she plays at Wimbledon. "It was honestly so hard just with social media and everything trying to focus on [Wednesday's match] because people are still posting about Venus. She was exquisitely efficient, and the variety on her backhand is stellar, not to mention her movement. Gauff's reply found the net, but it was one of the rare occasions when Rybarikova's drop shot, one of her favorite strokes, stymied her opponent. It's difficult to believe, then, that she found it difficult to focus against Rybarikova. While winning, obviously. "That smile at the end said everything," Blackman said. A "come on" followed, and there were two more in that game, one following a sizzling forehand winner that allowed her to hold serve. WATCHING 15-year-old Coco Gauff drop to her knees after beating Venus Williams at ­Wimbledon, her proud dad Corey was ­overcome with emotion. She was due to face Rybarikova on Court Two -- still a big stage, especially for two unseeded players -- but organizers shifted the contest to the second show court when matches on Court 2 ran late.Perhaps memories of defeating Williams in the same arena two days ago boosted Gauff. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Coco Gauff’s unexpected but remarkable run at Wimbledon is over. 313 in the world entering Monday, in a post-round interview. It's hard to believe that when Gauff was 7, mom Candi said, she was the worst player in her tennis program. For …

"It seems like she enjoyed the matchup with Venus on such a big court.

"I could lie and say I felt normal," Gauff said. And not many people get to say that.

Gauff, who had previously won the junior French Open title at 14 and had to earn her ticket to Wimbledon by knocking out No.

She even felt comfortable sliding on grass, considered by many players to be the trickiest surface to move on. As she neared victory and chased another drop shot, another fan encouraged her to "run, run, run." women's tennis player Cori Gauff celebrates beating Venus Williams during their women's singles first round match at Wimbledon. Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old qualifier, saw her dream run end at the hands of former world No. And that she's inspiring. I never thought this would happen. The Coco bubble pops at Wimbledon as Simona Halep ousts Gauff ... Roger Federer and Serena Williams. But I think they just love seeing a young woman like that who is so gifted, such a great competitor. Gauff said that Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion, was congratulatory. "We saw a couple of times when Rybarikova hit great shots that Coco kind of clapped with her racket, really classy. Meet Cori Gauff, the 15-year-old who beat Venus WilliamsMeet Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old who rocked WimbledonDominic Thiem on the Adria Tour, US Open and tennis in the age of coronavirusNovak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus after Adria Tour eventTime Out: Naomi Osaka draws and tries to come out of her shellSimona Halep: 2019 Wimbledon champion on lockdown in RomaniaTime Out: Andy Murray using lockdown to see his kids grow upTime Out with ATP star Milos Raonic: Quarantine life and Wimbledon cancellationAshleigh Barty's 2019 French Open win in her own wordsCoco Gauff's mom: It felt as if her dreams were coming trueCoco Gauff's mom: It felt as if her dreams were coming true I'm kind of starstruck." We'll know more over the coming days but one thing is already certain: Wimbledon fans are head over heels for the player nicknamed "Coco."