Coco Gauff, 15, beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon and declares: I want to be the greatest

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Cori Gauff of the United States celebrates victory after her Ladies' Singles first round match against Venus Williams of The United States during Day one of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Youth took center stage at Wimbledon on the opening day — yet it was the youngest of them all who bettered three others tipped for longer stays at tennis’ oldest grand slam.

Cori “Coco” Gauff played with a composure well above her 15 years in ousting one of her idols, the 39-year-old Venus Williams, 6-4 6-4 in her first grand slam match and then declared: “I want to be the greatest.”
“Obviously I’m super shocked,” she added to reporters. “I literally got my dream draw, so I’m just super happy I was able to pull it out today.”