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Is Emma Navarro the next big thing in tennis after her stunning win over Coco Gauff?

Bolt from the blue! After taking down the world no. 2 Coco Gauff in just 1 hour and 14 minutes at the R16 of Wimbledon, Emma Navarro is the “new favorite female Player” entering the quarterfinals for the first time in her career. Her incredible performance has left tennis experts wondering “Where did she come from?”

American tennis legend and ESPN Broadcaster, Chris Evert had earlier stated, “I will pick Coco Gauff to win this tournament (Wimbledon).She has always been a big fan of the 20-year-old tennis star, but after the 23-year-old defeated her by 6-4, 6-3, Evert was bound to ask, “Where did she come from? Where did she come from?” Her fellow commentator Chris Fowler was then seen reminding her that she’s from Charleston. They have seen “no weaknesses” in Navarro’s game against the world number 2.

Evert was mightily impressed with Navarro’s performance. She said she saw ‘no holes’ in Navarro’s game and added, “Emma Navarro is a human backboard in this match.” The tennis legend felt Navarro was almost everywhere on the court in that intriguing match. Jannik Sinner‘s coach, Darren Cahill, said Emma Navarro has now become his “new favorite female player to watch” on the Tour.

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Did Emma Navarro just steal the spotlight from Coco Gauff? React!

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Coco Gauff looked helpless in that match, committing many errors, and her body language revealed her inner frustrations. After the match, Gauff admitted, “We had a game plan going in, and I felt that it wasn’t working. I don’t always ask for advice from the box, but today was one of those moments where I felt like I didn’t have solutions.

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This is the only major slam in which Gauff, the incumbent US Open winner, has failed to reach the final eight. She had previously advanced to the fourth round here twice, including on her debut in 2019 at the age of 15. With Swiatek eliminated, the draw opened up, but Gauff squandered her opportunity as Navarro, the 23-year-old New Yorker who defeated Naomi Osaka in round two, advanced. However, What did Emma Navarro say after clinching one of the biggest victories in her career?

“I don’t have a ton of words” – Emma Navarro’s reaction after defeating Coco Gauff

Previously the 23-year-old tennis star used to wonder, “Why not me? Why not? Why can’t I make a quarterfinal run? Why can’t I go deep in Grand Slams?” However, now her dream of going deep into a major tournament has turned into a reality. She has now started to believe in her abilities more than ever before. No one expected her to dominate the match as she did against Coco Gauff. There were chants for Gauff throughout the stadium during the match, but Navarro still managed to seal the deal emphatically.

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Speaking about her opponent, Navarro said, “Coco is obviously an amazing player, I have a ton of respect for her and what she’s gone at such a young age is amazing. I knew she wasn’t going to make it easy tonight but I wanted to play aggressive and push back.” She revealed how she noticed the interactions between Gauff and Brad Gilbert during the match and how her opponent’s growing displeasure with her performance acted as a confidence booster for her.

Reflecting on the result of the match Navarro said, “I don’t have a ton of words but just really grateful to be out here on Centre Court.” Navarro believes it’s an honor for her to play at this historic tournament. Now, she will face the seventh seed, Jasmine Paolini, on Tuesday, with a possible semi-final against either qualifier Lulu Sun or world number 37 Donna Vekic. Share your thoughts on this incredible all-American clash.