ANGELIQUE KERBER has a funny habit of knocking out Americans at Wimbledon.
And this time Florida’s finest Coco Gauff, 17, was the one booking her flights back home Stateside.
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Kerber won the women’s title here in 2018 when she beat the best Yank of all, Serena Williams, in the final.
The German, 33, now moves into the quarter-finals following a 6-4 6-4 demolition job of rising star Gauff.
The teenager has long been expected to take over Williams’ mantle since exploding onto the scene two years ago aged just 15.
Kerber now plays Karolina Muchova after the Czech No19 seed beat Spain’s Paula Badosa 7-6 6-4.
After her win, the German said: “It’s never easy to play against someone who you never played before, especially against someone like Coco.
“She has a really nice and great future and career in front of her.
“Especially when she has more experiences on the big stages.
“I really worked hard in the last few months.
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“Being able now to play and win close matches like this, enjoying it, feeling my tennis, it’s always a good sign.
“Being now in the quarters here again, it’s really great.
“I’m looking forward to the next round.”