Cori 'Coco' Gauff beats Magdalena Rybarikova to reach third round at Wimbledon
The journey continues for 15 year-old Coco Gauff, as she moves to the third round at Wimbledon.
Gauff's fairytale introduction to Wimbledon continued with a second-round victory that belied her years over Magdalena Rybarikova.
The 15-year-old American qualifier needed just one hour nine minutes to beat her Slovakian opponent 6-3 6-3.
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. She beat the tennis legend, who had won four of her Grand Slam titles before she was even born, winning 6-4 6-4.
The tennis prodigy made headlines this week as she became the youngest player to win a singles match at Wimbledon since 1991.
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.'
At such a tender age, Gauff is only eligible to play 10 tournaments at professional level between her 15th and 16th birthdays yet she appears to be taking the grand occasion of Wimbledon in her stride.
Gauff had a world ranking of 301 at the start of this year's championships, and was given a wild card entry for her first Grand Slam tournament. The prodigy was the youngest U.S. Open junior finalist at 13, and according to Forbes is set to earn $1million from endorsements in 2019.