Cori Gauff reacts to message by Michelle Obama

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Cori Gauff reacts to message by Michelle Obama

Cori Gauff was satisfied with her experience in Wimbledon overall. The 15-year-old American player lost to Simona Halep in the fourth round after winning six matches between main draw and qualies. Gauff said: "I learned a lot.

I learned how to play in front of a big crowd. I learned what it was like to be under pressure. I learned a lot and I'm really thankful for this experience. I had a lot of fun. I still had fun out on the court today even though I was losing.

I don't know how to describe how I feel now because, like, the match is still freshly new. We'll see how I feel in a couple of hours. I lost second round of qualifying in Paris [at the French Open]." On the congratulations she got by Michelle Obama, Gauff concluded: "It meant a lot to me because I've looked up to her [Michelle Obama] for a long time.

She's such a role model. I mean, I was really shocked. I wasn't expecting that. That was probably one of the least expected. I don't even know who I was expecting from. Some of the celebrities that tweeted me I didn't even know followed tennis.

They probably don't follow tennis, but...I don't know, it's crazy how big this has gotten", concluded Gauff who plans to play some US Open Series tournaments.