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Wimbledon 2019: Gauff fights back to beat Hercog on Centre Court

American 15-year-old Coco Gauff saved two match points in another astonishing display to extend her dream Wimbledon run into the last 16.

A packed Centre Court, enchanted by the teen who knocked out five-time champion Venus Williams, saw her beat Slovenian Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 7-5.

After double-faulting to hand Hercog the first set, Gauff was staring at defeat at 5-2 in the second.

But she pulled back to force a tie-break and snatched another famous win.

“I always knew I could come back whatever the score was,” Gauff, who will face Romanian former world number one Simona Halep next, told BBC television.

“The crowd was amazing. Even when I was down match point they were still cheering me on.”

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