Who is the youngest person ever to win Wimbledon?

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Who is the youngest person ever to win Wimbledon?



There have been a few teenage winners at Wimbledon over the years (Picture: Getty)Cori Gauff made an impression in her first round match at Wimbledon when she defeated Venus Williams.
The 15-year-old knocked out the five-time Wimbledon champion by winning in straight sets.
She did this after being the youngest person ever to qualify for Wimbledon, and she has now received praise from the likes of Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
Many tennis fans have now been left wondering whether she is able to become the youngest Wimbledon winner ever.
Who is the youngest ever winner at Wimbledon?
The youngest ever winner of a singles tournament at Wimbledon was Maria Sharapova in 2004.
She was 17 years and 75 days old when she first lifted the trophy, but it has remained the only time she has ever won at Wimbledon.

Boris Becker is still the youngest man to win at Wimbledon (Picture: Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive)The youngest man to win at Wimbledon was Boris Becker in 1985, who was 17 years and 228 days old when he beat Kevin Curren in the final.
When it comes to the youngest winner in any Grand Slam, the prize goes to Martina Hingis, who was 16 years and 117 days old when she won the Australian Open in 1997.
If Cori Gauff was able to progress throughout the rest of the women’s singles tournament and win Wimbledon this year, then she would become the youngest ever grand slam winner.
Even if she doesn’t succeed, a big win might not be too far in her future, Naomi Osaka won the US Open last year just a month before her 21st birthday.

Maria Sharapova is the youngest ever winner at Wimbledon (Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty Images)How many teenagers have won Wimbledon?
Boris Becker and Maria Sharapova are the only teenagers to win Wimbledon so far, although there have been plenty of teenage victories at other grand slam tournaments.
In total twelve teenagers have won a women’s singles grand slam, including Serena Williams, Monica Seles and Tracy Austin.
On the men’s side, there have only been seven teenage grand slam winners, which includes Rafael Nadal’s victory at the 2005 French Open, and Bjorn Borg winning the French Open in 1974 when he was 18-years-old.
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When does Cori Gauff play her round two match?
Cori Gauff will be playing her second round match in the women’s singles at around 17.50 on Wednesday 3 July.
She will be playing against Magdalena Rybarikova on court 2, and their start time can vary, depending on how long the previous matches take.

Cori Gauff was impressive in her match against Venus Williams (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Ahead of her new match, Serena Williams described Cori as ‘an exciting young player’.
Roger Federer also praised the teenager, saying: ‘I saw the last couple of games when she qualified. Obviously everybody was waiting to see what the draw was going to be like. I think that’s fascinating, that she plays Venus now.’
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