Video: 15-Year-Old Atlanta Native, Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff, Defeats Venus Williams at Wimbledon

As time passes, the athletes I watched growing up, who are still active, are entering the final phases of their careers.

Last year, Naomi Osaka upset Serena Williams in the finals of the US Open. And today, ‘Coco’ Gauff just defeated Venus Williams in the opening round of Wimbledon.

LONDON – Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff had already made history as the youngest player to ever qualify for Wimbledon.

Today, she can add another milestone to her list with a first round victory in London. Gauff, who was born in Atlanta, defeated one of her idols Venus Williams Monday.

The 15-year-old advanced past the 5-time Wimbledon champion Williams in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

To put into perspective her win, Williams had already won four of her seven major titles by the time Gauff was born, according to ESPN.

h/t WSBTV

ATL, shawty!

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