Wimbledon 2024: Emma Navarro makes shocking upset as she defeats World No. 2 Coco Gauff in the pre-quarterfianls

The 23-year-old tennis star from Charleston has now achieved her second win over top 2 players. Her incredible performances have made tennis experts admire this new American tennis star.

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Wimbledon 2024: Emma Navarro makes shocking upset as she defeats World No. 2 Coco Gauff in the pre-quarterfianls

World No. 2 Coco Gauff Fails To Reach Wimbledon Quarter-Finals. Image- Yahoo Sports

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Emma Navarro stunned World No. 2, Coco Gauff in the R16 All-American clash at Wimbledon 2024 on Sunday. She defeated reigning US Open champion Gauff 6-4, 6-3 in just 1 hour and 14 minutes to reach the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the first time in her career. 

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Second win over top two players

Gauff, who made the semi-finals at the Australian Open and French Open this year, has still to get past the last 16 at Wimbledon, the tournament, where she made her breakthrough as a 15-year-old in 2019. 

Navarro will next face Jasmine Paolini in the Wimbledon 2024 quarterfinals. Paolini made it to the last eight after Madison Keys retired at 5-5 in the third set. American 12th seed Keys was just one game away from a third quarter-final at the All England Club before she was forced to quit against Paolini.

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Lulu Sun defeats Emma Raducanu

Meanwhile, qualifier Lulu Sun has also reached the quarterfinals where she will face Donna Vekić, the world number 37, who clinched a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 win over Spain's Paula Badosa on the back of 33 winners. Sunn became the first New Zealand woman to reach the last eight at Wimbledon. She defeated 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Sun hit 52 winners against Raducanu, who took a medical time-out in the third set to treat problems with her ankle and back. This is the first time since 2010 that a qualifier in the women's category has entered the last eight.

Gauff's shock defeat followed the unexpected exit of world number one Iga Swiatek in the third round on Saturday. Only fourth-ranked 2022 champion Elena Rybakina and Jasmine Paolini, the world number seven, remain from the top 10 women.

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