Halep puts an end to the great story of the teenager Gauff

Halep beat the 15-year-old American Cori 'Coco' Gauff with a solid performance and goes into the Wimbledon quarters for the third time to face Zhang.

Cori 'Coco' Gauff the teenage queen of Wimbledon, was found this Monday with the last of her shoe, a serious and solid Simone Halep that countered (double 6-3) the safe game of the American girl of 15 years, protected from Federer and he had dazzled everyone with his victories in the previous and in the main draw of the tournament. Perhaps the accumulation of matches and the pressure of playing on big courts and with all the spotlight pointing to it could take its toll on the emerging figure of American tennis, a no one can take away the merit of having reached the quarterfinals of a big in his first participation.

Halep did not want to lose under any circumstances, because he has a good chance to go far in the British tournament in which for the third time he will step , and because a defeat would have left him in a lower position (6th) of the ranking This Tuesday he will face the Chinese Shuai Zhang.

Gauff fought, but ran into a rival that returns everything, like her, and that is armed with patience in the matches, with the solidity that characterizes him from the bottom of the track. The Romanian only committed 14 errors not forced by the 29 of the tennis player who lives in Delray Beach, Florida, and who will not stop playing s that 10 WTA tournaments this year, because it is less than 16. We will probably see him in the US Open and some other championship and will always be the youngest player to move from the previous to the final table in Wimbledon and the from junior in age to reach eighths since Jennifer Capriati in 1991 (played the final) .

"He waited to play tournaments of the American tour and the US Open"

"I learned a lot, to play in front of many people, under pressure .. I did not expect this support in a country that is not mine. It makes me happy that people have believed in me, "said Coco.." I'm excited about what I can do in the US Open and in the tournaments I play now, some of the American tour I hope, "he continued, before talk about that rule that for some protects you: "It's good that they want to protect young players, but I think it's going to be reviewed and we'll see what happens. However, I think that my level of play is not good enough and that I need more time to train. " He learned at a press conference that Serena Williams had said shortly before that she was nothing compared to Gauff at age 15 , to which Coco replied with humility: "It's amazing that he said that because for me he is a model and I hope to be able to face him someday and continue learning."

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