Fifteen-year-old American qualifier Cori Gauff continued her breakthrough Wimbledon run with a mature straight-sets victory towards 2017 finalist Magdalena Rybarikova to succeed in the third spherical.
World No 313 Gauff defeated Rybarikova – 15 years her senior – 6-Three 6-Three underneath the brand new roof on Court docket One, after her match was rescheduled to the scene of her memorable first-round win towards five-time champion Venus Williams.
Gauff didn’t face a break level towards the 30-year-old Slovak within the 69-minute victory, which included 18 winners and simply 10 unforced errors as she received her fifth match at this yr’s championships.
The teenage sensation broke Rybarikova’s serve within the sixth sport of each units and maintained her composure earlier than finishing victory with a 3rd break of serve to seal one other spectacular victory in her fledgling profession.
Gauff will face world No 60 Polona Hercog, who has by no means progressed previous the third spherical at a Grand Slam, on Friday.
Hercog prevented Gauff from dealing with a second all-American encounter because the Slovenian knocked out 17th seed and Grand Slam finalist Madison Keys 6-2 6-4.
Already, it has been confirmed there will likely be a brand new Wimbledon finalist from the ladies’s draw as a result of not one of the remaining 32 gamers within the backside half of the draw have reached the showpiece.