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Wimbledon 2019: 15-year-old Gauff fairytale ended by Halep, Serena reach last eight

By Vincent Ashitey
Wimbledon 2019: 15-year-old Gauff fairytale ends as she slips to Simona Halep loss, Serena reach last eight
Wimbledon 2019: 15-year-old Gauff fairytale ends as she slips to Simona Halep loss, Serena reach last eight

Coco Gauff's fairytale run to the fourth round of Wimbledon came to an end after she slipped to defeat against Simona Halep.

The 15-year-old American, who earned a place in the main draw after coming through qualifying, stunned Venus Williams on her way to the last 16.

However, it proved a step too far as the Romanian won in straight sets to seal her spot in the quarter-finals.

Gauff lost the first set 6-3 before she dropped serve again at the start of the second set.

The teenager hit back but was broken again in the sixth game and saved two match points when serving to stay in the match.

However, Halep held serve to win the second set 6-3 and reach the last eight.

Serena Williams

Meanwhile, It was business as usual for Serena Williams as she went back to the day job and surged into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Andy Murray's doubles partner is a pretty handy singles player too, as demonstrated by a dominant victory over Carla Suarez Navarro.

 Williams, who delighted Centre Court alongside Murray on Saturday evening, moved ominously closer to an eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-2 6-2 win.

The 37-year-old, sporting a child's plaster on her left elbow, never looked like coming unstuck against the world number 31.

Two breaks of serve gave her the first set in just 31 minutes, the highlight a stunning flicked backhand across the helpless Suarez Navarro.

Two more breaks at the start of the second put Williams in total control, although Suarez Navarro did at least lay a glove on her with a surprise break to love.

It was only a temporary blip, as Williams broke back before serving out the match to set up a meeting with fellow American Alison Riske, who knocked out world number one and top seed Ashleigh Barty, in the last eight.

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Source: mirror.co.uk