Gauff beat the five-time champion 6-4, 6-4 to become the youngest player since 1991 to win in the first round of the ladies’ singles. After the match, Gauff thanked Williams and told her that she “wouldn’t be here” without her.
Venus and Serena Williams were the reason Gauff picked up a tennis racket.
15-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff beat one of her idols, Venus Williams, in straight sets at Wimbledon today
After the match, she was overcome with emotion and thanked Venus for inspiring her ✊
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 1, 2019