Coco Gauff charges into Wimbledon fourth round again

Coco Gauff matched her breakout result from 2019 by reaching the fourth round.

Coco Gauff has powered back into the second week of Wimbledon. The 17-year-old American matched her breakout result from 2019. She reached the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaja Juvan on Centre Court. Gauff broke her opponent five times and finished with 21 winners.

Gauff will be up against Former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber on Monday. Number 7-seeded Matteo Berrettini advanced with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Aljaz Bedene on the men’s side of the tournament.


Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu became the youngest British woman to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon in the Open era. The British game has known Raducanu as a known talent for many years. She had already swept past qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko and former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova and reached the third round without dropping a set.

The 18-year-old stayed put in school to complete her A levels in maths and economics, only finishing a couple of months ago. By playing on the biggest stage of her career so far on Court One, she has impressively handled the occasion.

Raducanu surprisingly won eight of her games in a streak to take a 3-0 lead in the second set, then struggled to put away Cirstea. She failed to convert three straight breakpoints in the next game, then was broken and missed another five break points at 4-3.

She needed another three attempts in the final game before Cirstea netted a forehand to end the match. Deborah Jevans was the previous youngest British woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon at age 19 in 1979.