Fifteen-year-old American qualifier Cori Gauff caused a stunning first-round upset at Wimbledon after beating five-time champion Venus Williams. Gauff, who is ranked 313 in the world, and is 24 years younger than Williams, sent shockwaves through the tournament on day one when winning the match-up 6-4 6-4.
“It’s the first time I have ever cried after winning a match,” said Gauff, who previously said Venus and sister Serena were her “idols”. “I don’t know how to explain how I feel. I definitely had to tell myself to stay calm, I had to remind myself that the lines are the same lines, the courts are the same size and after every point I told myself ‘stay calm’.
“I never thought this would happen. I’m literally living my dream right now. I’m really happy Wimbledon gave me the chance to play, I never thought I would get this far.” Gauff will now play Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round.