15-Year-Old Tennis Phenom Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Advances to Third Round of Wimbledon Days After Pulling Off Massive Upset with Defeat of Venus Williams

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff is on a roll at Wimbledon.

The 15-year-old phenom, who was born in Atlanta, defeated 5-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams on Monday.

Today, Gauff advanced to the third round of the tournament in London with a sweep over Magdalena Rybarikov of Slovakia.

Gauff has won both her matches in straight sets and she becomes the youngest woman to reach the third round since Jennifer Caprirati in 1991.

The 15-year-old sent shock waves through the tennis world on Monday with her win over Venus Williams.

As a girl growing up in Atlanta and Florida, Gauff grew up looking up to Venus and her sister Serena Williams. Now, she’s inspiring the next generation of young tennis players.

Gauff will play in the third round of Wimbledon against Polona Hercog Friday.

SOURCE: WSB-TV – Courtney Martinez