Pegula, Gauff 1st 2 US women in Top 4 since Serena, Venus
Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are the first pair of U.S. women both in the top four spots of the WTA rankings since sisters Serena and Venus Williams were up there a dozen years ago. Gauff, who lost in the quarterfinals at that tournament, moved up from No. 7 to No. 4. The last time two Americans were that high in the women’s tennis rankings was the week of Oct. 18, 2010, when Serena Williams was No. 2 and Venus Williams was No. 4.news.yahoo.com
Roger Federer hopes to play 'one more time' at Wimbledon
Roger Federer did make his way to Wimbledon this year, after all — not to compete, mind you, but to take part in a ceremony marking the centenary of Centre Court on Sunday — and declared his intention to try to return in 2023 with a racket in hand. Instead of the mandatory all-white playing uniform, Federer wore a dark suit and tie, his purple Wimbledon member’s badge pinned to a jacket lapel.news.yahoo.com
Coco Gauff, 15, beats Venus Williams at Australian Open, just as she did at Wimbledon
Melbourne, Australia Everyone had the same question when the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus Williams would face each other again in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament? Williams is a seven-time Grand Slam winner in the twilight of her career, the Reuters news agency points out. Gauff was born the year after Williams lost the 2003 Australian Open final to younger sister Serena, Reuters notes. American Cori "Coco" Gauff reacts during her first round singles match against compatriot Venus Williams at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on January 20, 2020. Venus Williams, right, congratulates Cori "Coco" Gauff on winning their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on January 20, 2020.cbsnews.com
Serena Williams dominates Maria Sharapova at US Open
Serena Williams clashed with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, culminating when he docked her a game for calling him a "thief." A laser-focused Serena Williams entered the stadium to roars from the crowd. The results were also the same as the last 15 years: Serena Williams, seeded eighth, won 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour, improving her record against the Russian to 20-2 as she seeks her 24th major title. After the match, Serena Williams addressed the crowd during her interview with ESPN. Venus Williams, Djokovic, Federer winOne of those former champions is Venus Williams, who dominated China's Zheng Saisai 6-1, 6-0.
Gauff handed wild card to play at US Open
Cori Gauff returns a shot to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan during Day 2 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on July 30, 2019, in Washington, D.C.(CNN) - Cori "Coco" Gauff will compete in her second career grand slam later this month after US Open organizers handed the 15-year-old a wild card entry. The American teenager became an overnight sensation in July when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, beating the likes of idol Venus Williams in the process. Earlier this month, Gauff won the Citi Open women's doubles title, where she partnered 17-year-old Catherine McNally. Gauff recently old CNN Sport she was looking forward to playing in the US Open and believed she had the potential to win the tournament. More to follow...The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
15-year-old Cori 'Coco' Gauff extends remarkable run at Wimbledon
Cori Gauff beat Magdalna Rybrikov in the second round of Wimbledon. "I don't even know how I played, if I played better or not," Gauff said. We'll know more over the coming days but one thing is already certain: Wimbledon fans are head over heels for the player nicknamed "Coco." It was an 'A' performance from Gauff, who took a science test during her qualifying run while reaching the main draw. As she neared victory and chased another drop shot, another fan encouraged her to "run, run, run."
15-year-old Gauff downs Venus Williams at Wimbledon
Cori Gauff shakes hands at the net with Venus Williams after winning her Ladies' Singles first round match during Day 1 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2019, in London. (CNN) - She wasn't even born when Venus Williams won her first grand slam title, but 15-year-old American Cori Gauff downed the five-time champion on her Wimbledon debut Monday. "I don''t really know how to feel, this is the first time I've cried after a match, after winning," Gauff told the BBC afterward. Gauff is the 12th youngest overall to play at the Wimbledon main draw, but the 11 others didn't make it through qualifying. This year, she became the youngest woman to win a Grand Slam qualifying match in the French Open.
15-year-old Cori "Coco" Gauff beats Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon tennis tournament
In a major upset that could signal the dawn of a new star in women's tennis, 15-year-old Cori "Coco" Gauff beat Venus Williams in straight sets during first round play at the 2019 Wimbledon Tournament on Monday. Gauff's victory over Williams makes her the youngest player to win a match at Wimbledon since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. It came at the expense of Williams, 39, who is the oldest player in the women's bracket this year. Gauff previously won the 2018 Junior French Open at Roland Garros. In another first round upset on Monday, Naomi Osaka of Japan, the number two ranked player in the world, lost her first round match against Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.cbsnews.com