Coco Gauff keeps Wimbledon dream alive with thrilling comeback win

• Gauff, 15, beats Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5• American teenager saves two match points in the second set

Wimbledon has found itself a new star. Coco Gauff had already shown everyone she could play dazzling tennis, her victory over the five-times champion, Venus Williams, in the opening round signalling her arrival on the world stage.

But last night, the 15-year-old, already the youngest player to ever qualify for the main draw, showed the kind of grit and fight that champions are made of as she came from a set and 5-2 down and saved two match points to beat Polona Hercog of Slovenia 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 for a place in the fourth round.

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