Tennis phenom Coco Gauff 'enjoying the moment'

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Published on July 9, 2019 - Duration: 02:16s

Tennis phenom Coco Gauff 'enjoying the moment'

In an interview with 'CBS This Morning', teen tennis star Coco Gauff said she's relishing her historic Wimbledon run which ended Monday.

Gauff is the youngest Wimbledon quarter-finalist since 1991.

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Tennis phenom Coco Gauff 'enjoying the moment'

In an interview on 'CBS This Morning,' teen tennis phenom Coco Gauff says she's 'enjoying the moment' after her Wimbledon run.

Coco Gauff's dream Wimbledon run came to an abrupt end on Monday when the consistency of seventh seed and former world number one Simona Halep proved a step too far for the 15-year-old American, who went down 6-3 6-3.

After stunning Venus Williams then saving two match points en route to beating Polona Hercog last week, Gauff was suddenly the hottest ticket in town but she was always going to find it tough against Halep, last year's French Open champion and the first top-10 opponent she had ever faced.

Bidding to become the youngest Wimbledon quarter-finalist since fellow-15-year-old Jennifer Capriati in 1991, Gauff was by no means overawed, keeping the crowd entertained with some crashing backhands and athletic recoveries, but there were also far too many simple errors that the American was never going to get away with at this stage of the tournament.

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