Wimbledon 2019: Gauff’s fairy-tale run ends, Serena advances


Coco Gauff’s fairy-tale run to the fourth round of Wimbledon came to an end after she slipped to defeat against Simona Halep.

The 15-year-old American, who earned a place in the main draw after coming through qualifying, stunned Venus Williams on her way to the last 16.

However, it proved a step too far as the Romanian won in 6-3 6-3 in straight sets, to seal her spot in the quarter-finals.

Gauff lost the first set 6-3 before she dropped serve again at the start of the second set.

The teenager hit back but was broken again in the sixth game and saved two match points when serving to stay in the match.

However, Halep held serve to win the second set 6-3 and reach the last eight.

Meanwhile, It was business as usual for Serena Williams as she surged into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a dominant 6-2 6-2 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro.

Serena Williams

Two breaks of serve gave her the first set in just 31 minutes, the highlight a stunning flicked backhand across the helpless Suarez Navarro.

Two more breaks at the start of the second put Williams in total control, although Suarez Navarro did at least lay a glove on her with a surprise break to love.

It was only a temporary blip, as Williams broke back before serving out the match to set up a meeting with fellow American Alison Riske, who knocked out world number one and top seed Ashleigh Barty, in the last eight.