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The back and forth match was the first time Gauff went the distance at her first Wimbledon, and she saved two match points in the second set to remain in the draw.

Gauff's three victories have made her the youngest tennis player to win a match in the prestigious tournament since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. (She hit 24 winners and 43 unforced errors against Hercog, compared to 36 winners and 18 unforced errors over her first two matches combined.) But still, to trail by a set and a break on Centre Court, against a tricky opponent, and rally to win is nothing short of remarkable, especially for a 15-year-old. In a match between two former top-ranked players, Halep beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1 on Centre Court.

Gauff, the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the modern era, displayed the nerves of a mature player in the match.

Zhang set up her second match point with a backhand victor and converted it with a volley victor at the net to reach the fourth round for the first time. Next up for Gauff is a last 32 clash against world number 60 Polona Hercog of Slovenia on Friday.

Gauff also joked about her comfort level on the Wimbledon courts.

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Czech third seed Pliskova was pushed by Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei but eventually won their match 6-3 2-6 6-4 to move into the fourth round.

"If I don't think I can win the match then I won't even step on the court", she said.

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Gauff has stolen headlines this week, after beating five time champion and idol Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 in round one.

The grand slam winning duo's appearance as partners in the mixed doubles competition was highly anticipated, but their match was postponed by officials.

"Storm Reid, another actor, she's in the new series Euphoria", Gauff explained to a generally mystified press corps.

With Gauff serving at 30-40, Hercog was a point from victory.

"I always knew I could come back no matter what the score is, I just went for my shots."

Those exiting Friday (UKT) included last year's runner-up, No. 4 Kevin Anderson, who was knocked off by No. 26 Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

They played for over an hour. The Pole, ranked world No. 48, narrowly lost the first set 5-7 before taking the second in a tiebreak.

She started playing tennis at the age of seven and comes from a sporting family having initially been coached by her father Corey, who played basketball at Georgia State University.

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