Australia Open: Gauff gets better of ‘Venus’ again; Osaka, Serena cruises

January 20, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralia Open

  • The 22-year-old Japanese, Naomi Osaka powered through Czech, Marie Bouzkova  6-2, 6-4 in 80 minutes. The 38-year-old Serena Williams passed the Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-3 in 58 minutes.
  • Caroline Wozniacki, playing her final tournament, starts with a good win. The 2018 champion beats Kristie Ahn 6-1, 6-3 to reach the second round.
  • Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff beat Venus Williams – the second time the teenager has dumped the veteran out in a Grand Slam first round. Gauff surged into the second round in Melbourne with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 victory over the 39-year-old Williams and will play unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea next.

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