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I’ve done it: Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic victory over Polona Hercog on Centre Court last night
I’ve done it: Cori Gauff celebrates her dramatic victory over Polona Hercog on Centre Court last night

By Eleanor Crooks

Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff clawed her way back from a set and 5-2 down and saved two match points to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6 (7) 7-5 and reach the Wimbledon fourth round.

The US teen, ranked 313th in the world, showed remarkable composure on Centre Court last night to fight back against the 60th-ranked Slovenian, who failed to convert two match points in the second set of a nerve-jangling battle.

"I always knew I could come back no matter what the score is, I just went for my shots," said a delighted Gauff.

"The crowd was amazing. Even when I was down match point they were still cheering me on."

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