Simona Halep wants Wimbledon 'revenge' after ending Cori Gauff remarkable run

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An unknown who received a last-minute invitation to play a Wimbledon qualifying tournament this year, the youngest woman in the this year's draw made headlines after beating former champion and her idol Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.

Cori "Coco" Gauff's fairytale Wimbledon run came to an end as she was knocked out by seventh seed Simona Halep in straight sets in the fourth round on Monday, but big things beckon for the United States teen tennis sensation.

Her wild debut run at Wimbledon came to an end, however, when she lost Monday in the fourth round to Romania's Simona Halep, 27, in a 6-3, 6-3 result.

She surprised everyone right from the start when she qualified as a 15-year-old player to pulling out some of the biggest upset in the sports.

Halep came out on top 6-3, 6-3 on No.1 Court, though Gauff still produced some quality shots despite struggling with a stomach problem.

Gauff's future appears very vibrant as she's nonetheless very younger and has an abundance of expertise that'll assist her fill the clean areas in her sport.

Gauff said that she "definitely felt pressure" throughout the tournament - but that her strategy for keeping it in check was to remember that "whatever happens, happens". "If I was to give her any advice, it would be to be patient".

Both players left court to huge applause, with Gauff offering a subtle wave.

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"She's one of my role models", Gauff said of the former First Lady during a press conference on Saturday (July 6), PEOPLE reports. With five already under her belt, Gauff will make reaching next month's US Open her priority. But Halep, who ended 2018 as the World No1 and a grand slam champion, proved a step too far.

"I've seen so many videos of oldsters retweeting her", she acknowledged.

She improved to 14-1 on grass courts this season and reached the first major quarterfinal of her career in 30 appearances.

The 30-year-old, who faces Halep for a place in the semi-finals, thanked her close friend and doubles partner Australia's Sam Stosur for convincing her to stick with it.

Not bad for a player who is ranked 313 in the world and one who has yet to win a main-tour tournament. Williams, eyeing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, swept Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.

Gauff's incredible road to Wimbledon began when she was 8 years old. Fans can also catch her at the U.S. Open in August.

Gauff's comeback spirit has been witnessed throughout the tournament and she got back on level pegging at 2-2, after the doctor and trainer paid a visit.

Yet Gauff, known as "Coco", went toe-to-toe with Halep, again showing no signs of being daunted in such illustrious company. She then knocked off 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round to set up her thriller against Hercog.

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