Wimbledon: Teenage sensation Gauff continues dream run to reach third round

15-year-old US wonderkid Cori Gauff beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 10 minutes to advance to round three of the 2019 Wimbledon.

Polona Hercog, who upset 17th-seed Madison Keys in straight sets, awaits Cori Gauff in round three.   -  Getty Images

American 15-year-old Cori Gauff showed her stunning first-round defeat of Venus Williams was no flash in the pan as she outclassed Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Cori “Coco” Gauff, the youngest player to reach the Wimbledon women's singles main draw via qualifying and the youngest to win a round since 1991, gave the 30-year-old former Wimbledon semi-finalist a torrid time as her fairytale debut continued under the Court One roof.

 

Gliding effortlessly across the grass she took charge of the match by breaking the 139th-ranked Slovakian's serve to love in the sixth game and was in control thereafter.

Rybarikova, a semi-finalist in 2017, might have hoped for Gauff's level to dip but it never looked likely as the teenager remained ice cool and composed to close in on victory. Gauff even spared herself the extra nervous energy of having to serve for victory as she broke Rybarikova to seal victory when the Slovakian sliced a backhand into the net.

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Cori Gauff bt Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3

Winners/Unforced errors
Gauff - 18/10
Rybarikova - 15/23

Aces/Double faults
Gauff - 2/3
Rybarikova - 4/2

Break points won
Gauff - 2/4
Rybarikova - 0/0

First serve percentage
Gauff - 66
Rybarikova - 58

Percentage of points won on first/second serve
Gauff - 85/59
Rybarikova - 71/36

Total points
Gauff - 61
Rybarikova - 42

 

(With inputs from Opta).