After becoming the youngest tennis player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era, 15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff is now the youngest woman to win a Wimbledon match since 1991.
She beat her idol – five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams – in a shocking first round upset of the British tournament.
In 2017, she made the final in the U.S. Open, becoming the youngest player to do so in the junior circuit; in 2018, she won the French Open, making her the second-youngest girls’ champion.
On July 1, Gauff won both sets against Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4, in what was the most-anticipated match of the day. (Per ABC, Gauff is currently ranked No. 313 in the world, whereas Williams is ranked No. 44.) Now, Gauff will go on to play 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova.
Information from ABC.com contributed to this report.