Coco Gauff Advances at Wimbledon: Date & Time for Next Match

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Getty Cori “Coco” Gauff of The United States celebrates winning the second set in her Ladies’ Singles third round match against Polona Hercog of Slovenia during Day five of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019  Coco Gauff stormed back in dramatic fashion to advance to the fourth round of Wimbledon Friday, topping Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 Gauff trailed 2-5 in the second set before starting her comeback, which ended with a 32-point tiebreak win to take the set  The 15-year-old and her mother Candi passionately beat their chests after surviving the second set This result comes two rounds after topping her idol Venus Williams to start the tournament  Gauff will face Simona Halep, the No. 7 ranked player on the WTA, on Monday, July 8  The match will take place on Centre Court, which televises on ESPN between 8 a.m and 4 p.m.  Her match is the seventh out of eight on the bracket, which could mean a late afternoon match in the United States (late evening one in London)  This article will be updated once the official time is announced. Coco Gauff on Pace to Become Youngest-Ever Wimbledon Winner    At first, Gauff was a neat story as the youngest-ever player to qualify for Wimbledon At 15, she was not expected to topple Venus Williams. However, with her opening round win and placement in the Round of 16, Gauff is drawing comparisons to Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis  Sharapova was the youngest-ever female Wimbledon champion, taking the title in 2004 at just 17-years and 75-days-old per Metro Hingis, meanwhile, is the youngest-ever Grand Slam winner, as she was 16-years and 117-days-old when she won the Australian Open in 1997  Gauff would be the 13th female teenager to win at Wimbledon. Despite the age, she has earned praise for her maturity from USTA’s general manager of player development, Martin Blackman  “She’s such a gracious young lady, great sportsmanship,” he said to CNN. “We saw a couple of times when Rybarikova hit great shots that Coco kind of clapped with her racket, really classy But I think they just love seeing a young woman like that who is so gifted, such a great competitor ”  Her success is earning the attention of many of the other players in London. She was recruited by Britain’s Jay Clarke to be his mixed double’s partner He dumped his former partner Harriet Dart for the 15-year-old phenom.  Per ESPN:  He will team up with Gauff to face Robert Lindstedt and Jelena Ostapenko in the mixed doubles first round Friday For now, though, Gauff’s main goal is to get past Halep, the 2018 French Open champion


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