Teen Coco Gauff Continues Wimbledon Win Streak after Defeating Venus Williams
15-year-old Coco Gauff stunned the world yet again after achieving an epic win at Wimbledon. She once defeated Venus Williams, one of the top seed tennis players in the world.
Cori "Coco" Gauff just keeps winning matches, and this has earned her some mad respect from people a lot older than her. Already a new crowd favorite, Gauff heard people scream "we love you" on her first match in the most famous tennis court in the world.
Well done #CocoGauff— Tennis Stats (@TennisStatistic) July 5, 2019
The Fairy Tale Continues!
She comes back from a set down and from two set points down to beat Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6 7-5 to reach the second week of #Wimbledon
She plays @Simona_Halep in the last 16 on Monday. pic.twitter.com/w5Y3Cr66hd
According to her dad, Corey, her daughter has been getting so much support from people and he is absolutely stunned.
"The support has been outstanding. Every match they're calling her name. I sit there and go, like, 'What in the world is going on?'"
An Epic Comeback
During one of her matches, it looked as if her time at the grand slam was drawing to an end, but she saved two match points to defeat Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 much to the delight of the 15,000-strong crowd that watched them on Center Court.
Her dad revealed that his daughter's never been a quitter, and he had no doubt he could pull an epic comeback.
"She's always had that fight. She always had it ever since she was a little baby. She had that feistiness in her. She wouldn't quit."
Mind blown. 15 year old Cori Gauff saves two match points to beat Polona Hercog 6-3 6-7 7-5 and reach the R16 of Wimbledon. Standing ovation on Centre Court. Hard to believe what just happened.— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) July 5, 2019
Gauff left the arena with roaring applause, giving autographs to fans who met her along the way.
Struggling with Sjogren's
Meanwhile, Venus Williams has been struggling to have a podium finish since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Sjogren's syndrome.
This particular disease causes its victims to have debilitating joint pain, swelling, numbness, and fatigue. For Venus, this meant tiring practices, stressful games, and a whole lot of pain.
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Happy Olympic day to all the Olympians around the world! The Olympics have been the most amazing experiences of my career. What made it more special was getting to do it with my sister @serenawilliams Our dad had a love for the Olympics and it was our motivation to play for him. The Olympics were not a big tradition in tennis, and only returned to the games in 1988. When I played my first one in 2000 I only played because it was my dads dream. It quickly became the most special experience of both of our lives. I always go into withdrawal when the Olympics are over. It’s a long 4 year wait! They continue to be my motivation and I hope I am blessed enough to qualify and compete in next years summer games. #olympics #olympicday #sisters #sport #compete
Sjogren's Disease also has the body's immune system attacking its own healthy tissues, particularly its moisture-producing glands. For years, Venus tried to live life normally with the symptoms that were appearing, but now, she finally found the reason why she's been feeling that way.
Now, Venus has constantly been trying to get back in shape, hoping to become one of the top seed Tennis players of today.