Florida teen Cori “Coco” Gauff will be the youngest Wimbledon competitor in the Open era after qualifying at 15 years and 122 days old. She bested Belgian Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-1 Thursday to earn her berth. The fabled grass-court tournament begins Monday, but Gauff isn’t nervous: “I don’t know about any of the records I break until … somebody tells me,” she said after making history.
What are her odds? Gauff faces a tough road ahead, but the tennis world is already heralding her as a player to watch in the future.
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