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    It's been fun to follow the Cori "Coco" Gauff story at Wimbledon. An American, at 15 she is the youngest woman to make the main draw as a qualifier, coming in ranked 313th in the world in singles. Beat 5-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams in the 1st round (straight sets), then beat her 2nd round opponent in straight sets.

    Today, in her 3rd round match against the 60th ranked player, she was down 3-6, 2-5 and facing a match point. She fought back to 5-5, then a tie-breaker at 6-6. Was down 3-5 in the tie-breaker (which is played to 7 pts, win by 2). She won it 9-7, forcing a 3rd set, which she won 7-5, putting her into the 4th round.


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    Indeed it has been. She is a remarkable player, especially considering how young she is. She has a variety of shots, plenty of speed and power and seems to really understand the game. She also sounds like her intellect and maturity is WAY beyond her years. In a lot of ways, she reminds me of Freddy. She really hasn't been rattled much, doesn't seem to get sped up and has a quiet fierceness about her but at the same time isn't afraid to show positive emotions. She is a JOY to watch.

    She gets Romanian Simona Halep who is a top 10 player but isn't at the top of her game right now. Coco has a legitimate shot at advancing to at least the semis. She's caught the attention and hearts of the British and I'm sure many more around the world if she keeps it up.

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    • #3
      This is an amazing story!
      Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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