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Teenager Gauff's dream Wimbledon run ended by Halep

Teenager Gauff's dream Wimbledon run ended by Halep

bbc.comCoco Gauff's remarkable fairytale run at Wimbledon came to an end with a straight-set defeat by former world number one Simona Halep.Seventh seed Halep, 27, beat the 15-year-old American qualifier 6-3 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals, where she will play China's Shuai Zhang.Gauff had beaten Venus Williams, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog on her way to the last 16.
"I'm really happy that I can play again," Romanian Halep told the BBC."This is one of my favourite tournaments to play. I'm happy I could play my best tennis."I'm not comparing myself with last year because I won the French Open, this year is different, I'm different, I'm trying to give my best every time I step on court."Gauff's meeting with 2014 Wimbledon semi-finalist Halep was the match everyone wanted to watch on Manic Monday, with Vogue editor Anna Wintour forced to watch from a staircase because of the bumper crowd.But the magnitude of the occasion appeared to get to Gauff, who showed signs of early nerves by having her serve broken in the very first game.She broke back immediately, and later in the first set almost went another break up when Halep double-faulted twice in succession, but scuppered two break points as Halep held serve.More to follow.
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