Former Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has been beaten by a 15-year-old qualifier in one of the tournament’s greatest-ever upsets.
Cori Gauff – the youngest-ever player to compete at the All England Club in the Open era – overcame her famous opponent 6-4 6-4 on Court One.
Gauff made only eight unforced errors, compared to Williams’s 25, and her serve was broken only once.
At 39, Williams is 24 years Gauff’s senior, and 269 ranking spots above her.
But the youngster played fearlessly – a break of serve in the fifth game of the opening set enough to win it.
The apparently nerveless display continued in the second set, Williams netting a forehand on Gauff’s fourth match point.
Source: SKY NEWS