M The 15-year-olds study history at school. Cori Gauff has made it though.
The American had already set a record when she qualified as the youngest player for the Wimbledon main draw before prevailing against her idol Venus Williams on the first day of the tournament. On Wednesday, she sat down with Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets to court No. 1 in the third round apart.
Gauff, known as Coco, was in no mood to destroy great expectations.
"I want to be the biggest," she said, reminding the boxing icon Muhammad Ali.
Actually a tough talk, but a look at their meteoric rise shows that it's not an unrealistic ambition of a precocious teen who has been beating for a long time …