Gauff an immediate darling of one sportsbook

Cori “Coco” Gauff became a viral sensation after knocking off Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday.
The 15-year-old qualifier upset a five-time Wimbledon champion more than half her age, becoming the youngest female player to win so much as a match at the All England Club since Jennifer Capriati in 1991 (14 years, 90).
Gauff admitted after the match that she “never thought that I’d be this far,” at this year’s Wimbledon. She will also enter her second round match as an underdog to beat Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova, herself an upset winner over No. 10 seed Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus, 6-2, 6-4.

Cori Gauff
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PointsBet listed Gauff a +178 underdog against Rybarikova, while most other U.S. sportsbooks had yet to post odds on the match Monday night. However, in an interesting twist, FanDuel also had Gauff (+188) as an underdog against Rybarikova (-230), but had the American teenager at +4800 to win the entire tournament.
That equaled the 12th-lowest odds for the players remaining in the field. Even Rybarikova (+8500) and Yulia Putintseva (+6500), who upset No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka on Monday, were longer shots.
Gauff is the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open Era and needed a wild card to even get into the tournament. But such is the betting action in a ladies bracket that is considered wide open.
Osaka, who has won two of the past three majors, is already out. Ashleigh Barty, who took over the No. 1 ranking only to withdraw from last week’s tune-up event in Eastbourne, England, is coming off a French Open title and shares the lowest odds by FanDuel with Karolina Pliskova at +500.
Next is Serena Williams (+750), the 23-time major champion who hasn’t won a major in more than two years and has played in only five tournaments to date this year due to a lingering knee injury.
Defending champion Angelique Kerber was listed at +1000, followed by Petra Kvitova (+1400), Simona Halep (+1600) and Madison Keys (+1700).
There is ample opportunity for a fresh face to make a lasting impression on this year’s Wimbledon. Gauff remains unlikely to make a deep run – this is, after all, her first major. But should Gauff get past Rybarikova, the hype will continue to heighten.
No. 17 Keys is a potential third-round matchup, and a date against No. 7 Simona Halep could await after that. Halep is a former world No. 1, but grass is not her best surface. Looking event further ahead, there are only two other seeds remaining in Gauff’s quarter of the draw – No. 14 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 27 Sofia Kenin.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)