• Atlanta native Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, defeats Venus Williams at Wimbledon

    By: Courtney Martinez

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    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. 


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    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. 

    It isn't the first time Gauff has made tennis history in a major tournament. Earlier this year, she became the youngest female player to win a Grand Slam match in the qualifying rounds of French Open.

    Gauff was born in Atlanta on March 13, 2004. She grew up in the metro Atlanta before her family moved to Florida for her training. 

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