The young teen Cori Gauff who progressed to the second round of Wimbledon Championship 2019 after beating experienced player Venus Williams in last battle, has created havoc with her performance at the Centre Court. Coco has now toppled over 2017 semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia by 6-3, 6-3.
She has become the youngest female player in the history of tennis who had made it to the third round successfully in Wimbledon Championship since American star Jennifer Capriati who reached the semifinals of the tennis tournament in 1991.
The confident young player Gauff said on her second-round victory against Rybarikova, “I think I can beat anyone. If I don’t think I can win the match then I won’t even step on the court new court”.
In her two main draws in women’s singles so far in the tournament, Gauff has been broken just once and also has 18 unforced errors but still, she remains grounded in the face of her sudden fame which shows her precise sense of maturity.
On the other side, eight-time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer has also qualified to the second round of men’s singles after defeating African player Lloyd Harris by 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 at Centre Court. While 18-time Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal has also advanced to the next round after winning the opener against Japanese star Yuichi Sugita by 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Federer will next face Jay Clarke of United Kingdom in the next battle while Nadal will lock horns with Nick Kyrgios of Australia. Although, World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has already won his second round of the ongoing tournament against American player Denis Kudla by 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 at Centre Court and now in his third round on Friday he will play against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.
When it was an all-win day for top-three male tennis players Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, three-time title winner Stan Wawrinka faced a disappointing defeat against his tallest opponent, Reilly Opelka of America who thrashed the Swiss veteran by 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 in the second round.
However, in the women’s singles, defending champion Angelique Kerber, and seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams will play their second-round matches against Lauren Davis and Kaja Juvan respectively.