At 15 years and 122 days, Gauff knocked out 21-year-old Greet Minnen of Belgium to qualify for Wimbledon, making her the youngest player to do so in the Open era.
"I knew I changed into the underdog and I changed into reliable having fun with it", she said after her third straight pickle victory at Roehampton. "And I'm just happy that, not only did they accept my goals, they really sacrificed everything to make sure I get there".
But the story of the first round will surround Serena's elder sister Venus, who will face 15-year-old qualifier Cori "Coco" Gauff at the All England Club.
At age 15, Gauff has already established herself as one of professional tennis' most marketable young stars.
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The evening sooner than the match the diminutive one took a science test for her college abet in Florida. She became the youngest singles Grand Slam victor of the 20th century when she won the Australian Open and followed it up with a win at Wimbledon.
And she has been rewarded with a meeting with an all-time great in the 39-year-old Venus Williams, who herself was just 17 when she made the US Open final and lost to Martina Hingis.
However, given only four ladies entered the tournament that year, Dod, who went on to win five individual titles, only had to win two matches to be crowned champion.
The American starlet was invited to the qualifiers as a wildcard last week but won all three of her qualifying games with relative ease to book her place in the main competition. My parents always told me to shoot as high as I wanted to.
In 2017, at the age of 13, she became the youngest player to reach the girls' final at the U.S. Open, where she finished a runner-up to fellow teenage American sensation Amanda Anisimova, who was then 16.