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'I'm literally living my dream': US 15-year-old Coco Gauff reveals how she wept...


The 15-year-old schoolgirl who beat her idol Venus Williams at Wimbledon has said she is 'literally living my dream right now'.

Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, claimed victory against the seven-time Grand Slam singles winner, 39, on No. 1 court today - less than a week after finishing her exams. She beat the tennis legend, who had won four of her Grand Slam titles before she was even born, winning 6-4 6-4.

Speaking after the electrifying match, an emotional Gauff revealed her friends and family are ecstatic - including her coach and father Corey.

She said: 'I know [my parents] are super happy, my dad was just jumping up every time I won a point. I'm just so happy and blessed that they really just spent all their time on me and my brothers and making sure that we're successful.'  


Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, has beaten her idol Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon - despite finishing her exams just a week ago

Gauff, who became the youngest girl in 50 years to qualify for the tournament, beat the tennis legend 6-4 6-4 today