“Honestly I don’t really know how to feel,” Gauff said upon winning, as the Guardian reports. “This was definitely the first time I ever cried after winning a match. I don’t even know how to explain how I feel. I had to tell myself to stay calm, I’d never played on a court so big. I had to remind myself that the lines are the same size.”
Gauff, the youngest player to ever qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon, won 6-4, 6-4.
She revealed to BBC that Williams congratulated her after her win.
“I just told her I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her, she’s so inspiring,” Gauff said. “I’ve always wanted to tell her that but I’ve never had the guts to before.”View image on Twitter
Last week, 15-year-old tennis prodigy Coco Gauff became the youngest tennis player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era.
Venus and Serena Williams were the reason Gauff picked up a tennis racket.
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