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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Cori Gauff of the United States shakes hands at the net with Venus Williams of The United States after her Ladies' Singles first round match against Venus Williams of The United States during Day one of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Looking strikingly similar to her professed idol, 15 year old Cori “Coco” Gauff, playing in her first Grand Slam match, took out Venus Williams in the first round yesterday at Wimbledon, 6-4, 6-4. Gauff was the youngest player to qualify for the main draw in the modern era and she played fearless tennis in defeating Williams, who lost in the first round for only the third time in 22 appearances. Young “Coco” is still in high school and a couple of her teachers didn’t even realize she played tennis until after she made the draw. Venus was gracious in defeat, saying that “the sky’s the limit” for Gauff.

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