Roger Federer praises the 'great story' of Cori Gauff before the game of the Wimbledon generation
LONDON: Cori Gauff , only 15, addresses at 39 years of age. Venus Williams in a Wimbledon generational shock on Monday with the count of teenagers making history Roger Federer as one of your cheerleaders.
Gauff, ranked at 313 and popularly known as 'Coco', is the youngest player ever to have qualified for Wimbledon. When she was born in 2004, five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus had already won four Slams.
I am very happy for her, said Federer, whose management company Team8 is responsible for the affairs of the young woman.
Everyone was waiting to see what the draw was like. I think it's fascinating that she plays Venus.
I think it's a great story. It will be a great wonderful experience for Coco and Venus.
Coco is a good girl, she works very hard. I think he obviously has a wonderful future ahead of him.
Gauff's background was not in tennis.
Growing up in Georgia, her father Corey played basketball in college while Mother Candi was a gymnast and athlete.
I like tennis because you can only blame yourself and you can only control yourself, said Gauff.
Sometimes, when I was on the basketball court, I was trying to control other people, like, come on, man, bring the ball up. I like the individual aspect, I also like the double, but only one person on my team is enough.
Gauff needed a wild card to play in qualifying for Wimbledon.
In a revealing reminder of her tender years, she juggled high school at night while trying to make the main draw.
English literature is his favorite subject, although it was a science test he had in mind during the qualifying competition in nearby Roehampton.
She's an exciting young player and she's great, said Venus' sister, Serena of Gauff.
She is a great girl. It is a great moment for her and for Venus.
It has also been a great year for other teens on the tour.
Amanda Anisimova, de 17 años, de Gauff, llegó a las semifinales de Roland Garros el mes pasado. En el proceso, se convirtió en la jugadora más joven en llegar a los últimos cuatro in a Slam durante 12 años.
Russian 17-year-old Anastasia Potapova stunned three-time major winner and defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber In the first round in Paris.
In the same event, the Czech Marketa Vondrousova, aged 19, reached the final.
Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, was the last teenager to win a Slam when she lifted the US Open trophy in 2006.
For Gauff, his time for such success may not be imminent, but there are many other teen pioneers to follow in sports history.
Martina hingis He was only 16 years and 117 days old when he won the 1997 Australian Open before winning four more Slams.
Monica Seles was 16 years and 189 days old when she claimed the 1990 French Open, while Tracy Austin was 16 years old and 270 days old when she was crowned winner of the US Open in 1979.