Gauff Remains The Talk of Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, Great Britain

So often a player gets a big victory, only to fall flat in the next round. Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff did not fall flat in round two; she backed up her first round victory with another impressive win in round two.

American Winners

[313] Coco Gauff defeated [139] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 6-3, keeping her Cinderella run alive.

[34] Danielle Collins and [63] Reilly Opelka won their respective matches (see below).

Getty Images Europe: Cori (Coco) Gauff

Five More Seeds Fell Today

[12] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) lost to [34] Danielle Collins (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 3-6.

[17] Madison Keys (USA) lost, in what must be a surprise to many, to [60] Polona Hercog (SLO) 2-6, 4-6. I wonder if injury was a contributing factor.

[22] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) lost to [63] Reilly Opelka (USA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-8.

[27] Sofia Kenin (USA) failed to take advantage of her lead in the first set and could not capitalize on any of the four break chances she had in the third set; thus, it was a tough loss for the American. [35] Dayana Yastremska (UKR) got the 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory.

[30] Kyle Edmund (GBR) lost to [37] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) after leading two sets to none. After a very slow start, the Spaniard found his range and his game and fought back to win 4-6, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4.

Getty Images Europe: Sofia Kenin

Americans Out In The Second Round

[85] Madison Brengle (USA) lost easily to [68] Karolina Muchova (CZE) 3-6, 4-6.

[111] Denis Kudla (USA) lost easily to [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3-6, 2-6, 2-6.

Special Mention

Thirty-year-old Thomas Fabbiano ranked eighty-nine, is having the season of his career. The Italian got to his first ATP Tour semifinals last week and now he is back in the third round of Wimbledon. He is playing with confidence and looking to get to his first fourth round of a major. Today he took out the big serving Croatian, [80] Ivo Karlovic, 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-4.

Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac: Thomas Fabbiano

SOURCE OF IMAGES: / Main Image: serveandrally original (Cori Gauff).

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