Coco Gauff sees her Wimbledon fairytale crumble as she suffers stomach cramps in defeat to No7 seed Simona Halep – The Sun
FAN-FAVOURITE Coco Gauff saw her Wimbledon fairytale crumble as she was thrashed by No7 seed Simona Halep on Court No1.
The 15-year-old star had captured the hearts of supporters at SW19 but couldn't keep her dream alive as she missed out on a quarter-final place.
But she crashed out today in a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Halep that saw her hit by stomach cramps.
Gauff, was seen by the trainer and doctor early in the second set and took medication.
Romanian star Halep was able to move Gauff all around the court and proved too strong on the day.
Gauff got off to a poor start as she was broken in the very first game of the match.
However, she broke back immediately as the two stars exchanged blows on Court No1 in front of a packed crowd.
But Halep had the final say as she broke to take the first set 6-3.
As Gauff looked to make it two massive comeback wins in a row, she was forced to call the trainer with what appeared to be a stomach complaint.
Having been broken in her first service game of the second set, she broke back again to level it up.
But Halep once more came charging back to break once more and run out 6-3 6-3 winner to reach the last-eight of this year's Wimbledon.
After her big win, Halep claimed: "I am really happy I can play in the quarter-finals again, it's one of my favourite tournaments.
What next for Coco Gauff?
To win the US Open this year: 40/1To be World number one in the next five years: 12/1
To win Wimbledon in the next five years: 6/1
Odds that she breaks into the world top 10 by the end of 2020 (she is currently world 313): 17/2
To win a major before she leaves high school (3 more years): 5/1
*Odds courtesy of SportNation.bet
"I enjoyed the crowd, the energy. I felt it really well and I felt the public enjoyed the match.
"I am not comparing myself with last year, that was the best because I won the French Open.
"I want to win every match I play – I try to be a better person on and out of court."
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