Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams again in stunning Australian Open debut

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  • 15-year-old beats seven-times grand slam winner 7-6, 6-3
  • World No1 Barty also through despite sluggish start

Six months after putting Venus Williams out of Wimbledon in the first round, the American teenager Coco Gauff did it again to her 39-year-old compatriot on day one of the Australian Open, and is on course for a showdown with the defending champion, Naomi Osaka, in the third round on Friday.

Gauff, 15, was well worth her win and has to next get past the Romanian Sorana Cirstea, who outlasted Barbora Strycova in two tight sets. The Czech, on the edge of the seedings, has reached the fourth round here on her past three visits.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Melbourne Park
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