Cori Gauff returned to the courts of SW19 and the ‘Young Venus’ took on the Slovak tennis player, Magdalena Rybarikova who dispatched the tenth seed, Aryna Sabalenka in the opening round at Wimbledon. America’s new pride, Gauff cruised into the third round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Rybarikova. She will play Polona Hercog in the next round.
The wizardry created by Coco was also witnessed by Serena Williams‘ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou and the president of USTA at Wimbledon. 15-year-old, Coco’s excellence began under the Court Number One’s roof, and the opening set’s beginning was followed by massive hitting from both players. Composed service games were exhibited from Cori Gauff as Rybarikova couldn’t face a break opportunity throughout the set.
At 2-2 (30-30), Gauff came up with a magnificent cross-court forehand from the net and the impressive return was called out. With Coco, immediately challenging the call, everyone discovered the ball kissed the tramline and later she close out at 3-2.
Cori Gauff slew her opponent in the next game as Coco’s textbook forehead returns were obstructing Rybarikova from taking a point on her serve. The adolescent sensation broke her to love and took a 4-2 lead in the opening set.
Focused service games and clean tennis, Cori Gauff redefined the excellency of the game. She placed the balls astutely on the tramlines and moved closer to her third round at Wimbledon Championships 2019.
Rybarikova opened the next set, unstoppable Gauff seized a break for a 2-1 lead and a backhand winner from Coco’s end consolidated her break of serve at 3-1. Until then, Coco had converted hundred percent of the break chances she faced and the Slovak hadn’t faced any.
Cori Gauff continued to keep her historic run alive on the Wimbledon’s Court Number one and held her fifth consecutive (including three qualifier rounds) straight-set victory on the grass courts of SW19.
The journey continues…
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