Is it safe to say that Miss Williams was defeated by a younger version of herself. She most likely was the role model of this young lady at one point in time.
from @guardiannigeria – Venus Williams congratulates Cori Gauff after the latter won their women’s singles first round match on the first day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2019.
Gauff, at 15 the youngest ever qualifier for Wimbledon, is not content with just beating five-time champion Williams — now she wants to win the title.
The teenage American, who was not even born when Williams won her first two Wimbledon singles titles, showed not an ounce of fear on Court One, making light of the 24 years age difference and her ranking of 313 as she eased to a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Gauff made no bones about her ambitions at the tournament. “My goal is to win it,” she said. “I said this before: I want to be the greatest.
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