Cori Gauff became the youngest ever junior World No.1 in the history of Tennis at 14 years and 4 months ahead of compatriot Withney Osuigwe (16 years old) despite crashing out in the Quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
No player so young had managed to reach the top of the hierarchy.
At 14 years and 4 months, USA’s Cori Gauff is the youngest ever junior world No.1
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This year, Cori began on a high note. First, as finalist at the US Open, then winner at Roland-Garros and just this month, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon.
The teenager who has proven high sense of tenacity by performing on all surfaces against opponents often older than her by two to three years.
Advised in particular by her French coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Gauff has already declared that she wants to “become the greatest of all time.”