#AusOpen: Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams on her Australian Open debut

15-year-old American sensation, Coco Gauff shone on her Australian Open debut on Monday as she knocked Venus Williams out of the first round.

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Coco Gauff repeated her stunning victory over the seven-times Grand Slam champion in the Wimbledon opener last year in a thrilling affair.

The new American sensation who is 24 years Williams junior, eased to a 7-6(5) 6-3 win in the clash of generations at Margaret Court Arena, Gauff’s first main draw appearance as a direct qualifier at a Grand Slam.

Gauff who was excited on the milestone, after the match said:

“That was really difficult, she played really well. I was really nervous for today’s match. I was a bit shocked, I’m sure everybody was shocked, when they saw that draw, but I’m really glad to get through it.”

Gauff will now face Romanian Sorana Cirstea for a place in the third round as she aims to continue her good run of form.