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Gauff’s amazing fightback keeps fairytale alive

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 6, 2019 13:00

Gauff’s amazing fightback keeps fairytale alive

Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff clawed her way back from a set and 5-2 down and saved two match points to beat Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6(7) 7-5 on Friday (July 5) and reach the Wimbledon fourth round.The American teenager, ranked 313th in the world, had earned a match on Centre Court after capturing the public’s imagination with her giant-killing exploits, including ousting former champion Venus Williams in the first round.Gauff, who beat former semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round, was roared on by the crowd but found it hard at first to cope with 28-year-old Hercog’s heavy groundstrokes and big serve.She showed remarkable composure, however, to fight back against the 60th-ranked Slovenian, who failed to convert two match points in the second set.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 6, 2019 13:00

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