TEEN SENSATION: Cori Gauff said that she had not allowed her admiration of childhood idol and five-time champion Venus Williams to affect her play
Date: Jul 03, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, LONDON
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei on Monday cruised into the second round of the women’s singles atWimbledon, while Cori Gauff, at 15 the youngest-ever qualifier for the tournament, stunned five-time champion Venus Williams.
Hsieh, the 28th seed, took just 67 minutes to outfox former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-2 on Court 18.
The Taiwanese veteran, who provided the upset of last year’s tournament when she ousted Simona Halep, saved one of three break points and converted six of 14, while taking advantage of her opponent’s 35 unforced errors to knock out last year’s semi-finalist from Latvia.
Hsieh next faces another former Wimbledon semi-finalist, Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who defeated DalilaJakupovic of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3 in 62 minutes on Court 7. [FULL STORY]