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Coco Gauff’s Continuing Historic Run Highlights Team USA Performances From Round 3 At Wimbledon

By Todd Kortemeier | July 06, 2019, 12:10 a.m. (ET)

Cori Gauff celebrates victory in her women's singles third-round match at Wimbledon on July 5, 2019 in London.


Coco Gauff may be only 15, but she looked like an old pro at the All-England Club on Friday as she dispatched Slovenia’s Polona Hercog to move onto the fourth round.

Gauff was on the wrong end of two match points but rallied to force a third set and ultimately prevail 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5. After already becoming the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon, Gauff is chasing Jennifer Capriati, who made the semifinals at 15 in 1991. 

Nearly a generation older but still young at 29, Alison Riske is having her best Wimbledon to date. The unseeded Riske was able to knock off No. 13 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Riske will face top-ranked Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round, the furthest she’s ever advanced at Wimbledon and her best performance at a Grand Slam since making the fourth round of the US Open in 2013.

The comparatively elder stateswoman of tennis at 37, four-time Olympic gold medalist Serena Williams continues to show no signs of slowing down. The 11th-ranked Williams knocked off No. 18 Julia Görges in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. She will face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, who ended the storybook run of Team USA’s Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-3. 

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Olympian Sloane Stephens started well, but lost momentum in the second set against Great Britain’s Johanna Konta, falling 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

After upsetting Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in the second round, Danielle Collins’ tournament came to an end at the hands of the Czech Republic’s Petra Martic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. 

On the men’s side, Tennys Sandgren showed no ill effects of the five-set roller coaster of a match he played in Round 2. Sandgren set down Italy’s Fabio Fognini in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (12), 6-3. This is the 27-year-old’s deepest run at Wimbledon, and his best Grand Slam performance since a quarterfinal appearance at the 2018 Australian Open.

Sandgren will face U.S. Olympian Sam Querrey in the fourth round after Querrey topped Australia’s John Millman 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8), 6-3. 

After topping three-time Grand Slam champ Stan Wawrinka in the second round, Reilly Opelka had a much tougher go of it against Canada’s Milos Raonic, falling 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-1. Olympian Stevie Johnson also heads home after a straight-set loss to Japan’s Kei Nishikori, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. 

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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