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Coco Gauff's Dream Wimbledon Run Comes To An End

Cori "Coco" Gauff's Wimbledon run is over. The 15-year-old American lost to former No. 1 Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round.

Halep broke Gauff five times and took advantage of 29 unforced errors. Gauff saved two match points when serving at 5-2 but Halep clinched the win when the teenager sent a forehand wide in the next game.

Coco Gauff
Gauff's dream run has come to an end. Photo: Getty Images.

Gauff was playing in her first Grand Slam tournament after becoming the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon's main draw in the professional era and knocked out five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round.

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A Florida native, Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. She has already had success before reaching Wimbledon, having won the 2018 Junior French Open.

Coco Gauff
Gauff is the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon's main draw in the professional era. Photo: Getty Images.

Her Wimbledon run also caught the attention of tennis legend Billie Jean King, who tweeted Monday, "Your journey is far from over," adding that she's "looking forward to watching your future success on the court and off."

Meanwhile, Halep reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fourth time and will next face Zhang Shuai of China.

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