Published: Mon, July 08, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Coco Gauff Falls to Simona Halep, Ending Remarkable Run at Wimbledon

Coco Gauff Falls to Simona Halep, Ending Remarkable Run at Wimbledon

Broken two points later to the crowd's dismay, Gauff dropped her racket and slapped her hands in frustration.

After the first set, Gauff walked straight back into the dressing room. Halep broke Gauff's serve five times in the victory.

Against Halep, the current world number 7, Gauff faces arguably the hardest test of her Wimbledon campaign but she has shown she has what it takes to pull off an upset.

However, Halep dug deep to break Gauff to 15, and after squandering two match points on her opponent's serve, the 27-year-old made no mistake when serving it out for the match.

"I'm not comparing myself with past year, that was the best because I won the French Open".

Halep now faces Shuai Zhang in the last eight.

Gauff, who only turned 15 in March, had her chances.

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Gauff's match with Halep, the 2018 French Open victor, is one of numerous highlights on what is known as Manic Monday because all 16 remaining men's and women's players in the draw are in action.

The youngster lost the first set as she appeared unable to cope with the nerves in front of the 15,000 fans.

Another South Florida tennis star, Serena Williams, the 10th ranked player in the world, defeated Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals.

Barty was playing her first tournament as the No. 1-ranked player, and she started off by winning points with her serve against Riske. However, action on Centre Court and Court One doesn't begin until 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET), with Serena Williams kicking off proceedings on the latter. A seven-time victor at Wimbledon, Williams was close to her best in her third round win over 18-seeded Julia Goerges on Saturday when she did not even face a break point.

All 16 men's and women's fourth-round singles matches are planned for "Manic Monday", as it's known.

Compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut will join him in the quarters after he overcame Benoit Paire in straight sets.

The All England Club is the only Grand Slam site where there is no play planned for the tournament's middle Sunday - and the only one where everyone still around plays on the initial day of Week 2.

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