15-year-old Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - In a matchup of youth vs. experience, the youngest woman in the draw beat the oldest at Wimbledon.
Fifteen-year-old Cori "Coco" Gauff beat five-time champion Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round meeting between two players with a 24-year age gap on Court 1.
The 39-year-old Williams had won four of her seven Grand Slam titles before Gauff was even born in 2004.
The 313th-ranked Gauff is the youngest player to enter the main draw at Wimbledon since Laura Robson in 2009, having come through qualifying last week.
The Atlanta-born player was the 12th youngest player to compete in the women's singles at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament since professionals were first admitted in 1968.
Gauff, playing in her first Grand Slam match, converted her fourth match point when Williams sent a forehand into the net, then broke into sobs before shaking hands with her opponent.