It was a lot of black girl magic on the Wimbledon opening day. Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff played against one of her idols, Venus Williams and won!
The 15-year-old rising star won 6-4 6-4 in her first grand slam match and made a declaration to be the greatest.
The young star was in tears after her win. “Obviously, I’m super shocked,” she added to reporters. “I literally got my dream draw, so I’m just super happy I was able to pull it out today.”
That Gauff received a wildcard into qualifying likely stemmed from her prolific junior career. She achieved the No. 1 ranking and as a 13-year-old was the youngest ever US Open junior finalist.
“My goal is to win it,” she said. “I think people just kind of limit themselves too much,” she added in another part of her press conference.”Once you actually get your goal, then it’s like what do you do now? I like to shoot really high, so that way I always have many goals along the road, but that way you have the ultimate goal.”
Venus Williams admits during her press confess that this wasn’t her best outing. Williams suffered her third opening-round exit at Wimbledon in three decades. “I actually didn’t play well. It was a contrast. She put the ball in the court, which was better than I did”