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United States’ Cori “Coco” Gauff, right, greets the United States’s Venus Williams at the net after winning their Women’s singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Monday, July 1, 2019. 
United States’ Cori “Coco” Gauff, right, greets the United States’s Venus Williams at the net after winning their Women’s singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Monday, July 1, 2019. |Tim Ireland | Associated Press
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Wimbledon: Cori (Coco) Gauff defeats her idol Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4

Associated Press

In a matchup of youth vs. experience, the youngest woman in the draw beat the oldest at Wimbledon.

Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff beat five-time champion Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round meeting between two players with a 24-year age gap on Court 1.

The 39-year-old Williams had won four of her seven Grand Slam titles before Gauff was even born in 2004.

The 313th-ranked Gauff is the youngest player to enter the main draw at Wimbledon since Laura Robson in 2009, having come through qualifying last week.

Gauff, playing in her first Grand Slam match, converted her fourth match point when Williams sent a forehand into the net, then broke into sobs before shaking hands with her opponent.