The 15-year-old schoolgirl who beat her idol Venus Williams at Wimbledon has said she is ‘literally living my dream right now’.
Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff, 15, claimed victory against the seven-time Grand Slam singles winner, 39, on No. 1 court today – less than a week after finishing her exams.
The teenager beat the tennis legend, who had won four of her Grand Slam titles before she was even born, winning 6-4 6-4.
Speaking after the electrifying match, an emotional Gauff revealed her friends and family are ecstatic – including her coach and father Corey.
She said: ‘I know [my parents] are super happy, my dad was just jumping up every time I won a point.
‘I’m just so happy and blessed that they really just spent all their time on me and my brothers and making sure that we’re successful.’