Wimbledon: Teen player upset tennis veteran Williams
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  • 08:10 02 July 2019

Wimbledon: Teen player upset tennis veteran Williams

A teenage tennis player from the U.S., Cori Gauff beat Venus Williams in the first round of the 2019 Wimbledon, late Monday, ONA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

World number 313, Gauff, 15, won against 39-year-old Williams -- a five-time Wimbledon champion -- in the first round by 6-4 and 6-4 set victories.

"Venus told me congratulations and keep going, she said good luck and I told her thanks for everything she did," Gauff said over her victory.

"It's the first time I have ever cried after winning a match," Gauff stated as she beat one of her idols.

Gauff previously said that she saw Williams sisters, Venus and Serena as her role models.