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Gauff's dream run continues at Wimbledon

Gauff's dream run continues at Wimbledon Photo: TT
Cori "Coco" Gauff reacts after winning a point against Slovenia's Polona Hercog in a Women's singles match during day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

American teenage sensation Cori Gauff’s amazing run at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships has continued with a come-from-behind win over Polona Hercog on Friday.

Gauff triumphed 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 over the Slovenian in front of a strong crowd to move into the last 16 at Wimbledon.

The 15-year-old lost the first set and then trailed 5-2 in the second, before launching an amazing fightback.

Gauff, who is the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era, had shocked former champion Venus Williams in the first round and ex-Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova before her latest win.

“I always knew I could come back whatever the score was,” Gauff said.

“The crowd was amazing. Even when I was down match point they were still cheering me on.”

Gauff will next face Romanian world number seven Simona Halep, who beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1, in her hardest test yet in the fourth round.

Elsewhere on Friday, last year’s runner-up Kevin Anderson was bundled out Argentina Guido Pella 6–4, 6–3, 7–6 (7–4).

World number one Novak Djokovic got past Hubert Hurkacz 7–5, 6–7 (5–7), 6–1, 6–4.

Ben somerford
Ben Somerford Sports Pundit staff writer @bensomerford

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