15 Year Old Cori Gauff Defeats Venus Williams in a Surprising Match at Wimbledon

Cori Gauff celebrates victory during her first round match, Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/Shutterstock (10322906gh)

Everyone likes a good underdog story, one in which the weaker and unexpected side wins, and that’s normal because such stories inspire us to achieve great things. This year, Wimbledon gave us one.

No one on the course expected the outcome of the Gauff–Williams match and judging by the reaction, neither did the winner of the match.

The American Cori Gauff who is only 15 years old managed to shock everyone by beating Venus Williams in the first round. The five-time Wimbledon champion Williams was defeated with a score of 6-4, 6-4. Considering her age, Gauff was the youngest player that qualified for the main draw.

It is interesting to note that Venus had won 7 Grand Slams before the young match-winner was even born which gives us a good perspective of how great her victory is. 

When she won the match she had a really emotional reaction and she said that she never thought that this would happen and that she was literally living her dream right now. She had also previously said that she was inspired by Serena and Venus Williams. 

Venus showed great sportsmanship and congratulated her young opponent, telling her to keep going and wishing her good luck.