The American tennis player has made headlines around the world after defeating the champion, Naomi.
The 15-year old player was stunned by her achievement. She said: “Two years ago I lost the first round in juniors, and now I’m here. This is crazy. I was just telling myself one point at a time and keep fighting because you never know what happens on this court. I’m on Rod Laver Arena, I can’t believe this.”
Gauff said she had been too shy to speak to Laver when she had passed him in the corridor. She said she hoped to set up a meeting. Laver was quick to respond on Twitter, saying: “Hello CocoGauff. Congratulations on your incredible victory tonight. I would love to meet you too.”
Coco replied to his tweet: “Can’t wait for that selfie.”