15-year-old Coco Gauff is the superstar of a Wimbledon edition that has been deprived of the brightest exponents of the “nextgen” in the very early rounds of the competition. In fact, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Denis Shapovalov, Naomi Osaka, and Marketa Vondrousova crashed out as early as in the 1st round. Later on, it was Amanda Anisimova and Felix Auger-Aliassime to follow, and we are now left with Coco Gauff and Dayana Yastremska (that is still under the radar).
The young American played all her matches on top courts after facing Venus Williams on court no.1, Magdalena Rybarikova on court no.2, Polona Hercog on Centre Court (and that was epic), and now she is scheduled to face Simona Halep on court no.1 again.
Why Cori Gauff is scheduled on top courts
The Wimbledon organization took the brave decision to schedule Coco on the main courts because she is drawing incredible attention because of her success at such a young age. According to reports, until Friday this was the BBC’s peak audience.
5.2m Coco Gauff v Polona Hercog
3.7m Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios
3.0m Murray/Hebert Doubles
2.4m Coco Gauff v Magdalena Rybarikova
2.3m Novak Djokovic v Denis Kudla
2.2m Kyle Edmund v Jaume Munar
2.2m Serena Williams v Gulia Gatto-Monticone
2.1m Coco Gauff v Venus Williams
This means that the American during her match against Polona Hercog drew more attention than the wildly anticipated battle between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios. It’s also interesting to notice that the 15-year-old “defeated” all the other top players in terms of audience. Furthermore, it’s odd to see that no Federer’s match is in the top8. Probably because he had some relatively easy match-ups.
H2H Coco Gauff vs. Simona Halep
The young American will face Simona Halep for a place in the quarters on Monday. There is no head to head record since they have never played each other so far.
This is going to be exciting!
|COCO GAUFF IN WIMBLEDON
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