Cori "CoCo" Gauff didn't just win, she dominated her way through the Wimbledon qualifying draw. On Thursday, the 15-year-old American rolled past world No. 129 Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-1, to secure a spot in the main draw and make history.


The night before, the teen took a high school science test, and then became the youngest player to qualify for the main draw since the Open era began in 1968. On her quest to the Wimbledon main draw she defeated No. 1 seed Aliona Bolsova to record her first Top-100 win.

In the first round, she'll play Venus Williams, and their match will mark the biggest age gap between two players since 2004. The 39-year-old is 23  years, 8 months and 24 days older than Gauff.

Here are five things you should know about Gauff:


The American is the youngest Wimbledon qualifier in the Open Era.



She won her first junior Grand Slam at last year's French Open.



The rising star joined the New Balance team last year.


Guaff partnered with Caty Mcnally to capture the 2018 junior doubles US Open title.



The reason she picked up a racket was because of 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.


Gauff is living a teenage dream and it seems she's purchased a one-way ticket to the top, at least according to this statistic.

Gauff lost in the second round of qualifying at the French Open last month and has been primarily playing on the ITF circuit.


Five things to
know about Wimbledon
qualifier Cori Gauff

Five things to know about Wimbledon qualifier Cori Gauff