sport news Coco Gauff prepares for Wimbledon clash with idol Venus Williams

Cori 'Coco' Gauff prepares for the first round of Wimbledon, as 15-year-old sensation is set to make her debut against idol Venus Williams 15-year-old Coco Gauff will face off against veteran Venus Williams on Monday Coco Gauff is the youngest woman in the Open era to qualify for Wimbledon She idolises the Williams sisters, and has modeled her game after their style

By Matt Porter For Mailonline

Published: 17:00 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 17:05 BST, 1 July 2019

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While most 15-year-olds are looking forward to the summer holidays, Cori 'Coco' Gauff is preparing for the tennis match of her life against her idol, Venus Williams.

Gauff was the youngest US Open junior finalist at age 13, and on Thursday she thrashed Greet Minnen to become the youngest woman in the Open era to qualify for Wimbledon.

The youngster will take to Wimbledon's Court No1 on Monday after the conclusion of Jiri Vesely v Alexander Zverev, and face off against the five-time Wimbledon champion, 39-year-old Venus Williams. 

15-year-old Coco Gauff will face off against veteran Venus Williams on Monday at Wimbledon

15-year-old Coco Gauff will face off against veteran Venus Williams on Monday at Wimbledon

The American is the youngest women in the Open era to qualify for the Wimbledon tournament

The American is the youngest women in the Open era to qualify for the Wimbledon tournament

She will be facing off the 39-year-old Venus Williams, who she has idolised from a young age

She will be facing off the 39-year-old Venus Williams, who she has idolised from a young age

Coco Gauff was born in Georgia but has grown up in Florida. She is currently ranked 301 in the world, but is already turning heads in the tennis world after claiming the French Open juniors

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