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Australian Open 2020 - Cori Gauff Defeats Venus Williams Again

Australian Open 2020

Australian Open 2020 Update:


The 15-year-old tennis player beat her role model Venus Williams in her opening match at the Australian Open 2020 - just like in Wimbledon.

Once again, tennis teenager Cori Gauff won the generational duel with her idol, Venus Williams.

The 15-year-old American prevailed in the first round of the Australian Open 2020 in Melbourne against her compatriot 7: 6 (7: 5), 6: 3.

I was a bit shocked when the tableau came out, said the youngest player in the peloton after beating the oldest participant

Williams is 39 years old and took part in one of the four most important tennis tournaments for the 85th time. Gauff contests her third Grand Slam tournament after the US Open and Wimbledon.

Already in London, Gauff had won the duel with the older Williams sister in two sets last year and only had to surrender to the later winner Simona Halep in the round of 16.

Gauff now meets Romanian Sorana Cirstea in Melbourne. The start to Australia went better for Venus' sister Serena Williams: the record-breaker got ahead as did defend champion Naomi Osaka from Japan.

Williams, who matched Australian Margaret Court (24) with an eighth win in Melbourne in the number of Grand Slam titles, defeated Anastassija Potapowa of Russia 6-0, 6-3. Osaka won 6-2, 6-4 against Czech Marie Bouzkova.

Australian Open winners:


Philipp Kohlschreiber has won his opening match and faces an attractive second round task. The 36-year-old from Augsburg prevailed on rainy Monday in Melbourne against the largely unknown 

American Marcos Giron 7: 5, 6: 1, 6: 2. In the second round, the world ranking 79 calls. last year's semi-finalists Stefanos Tsitsipas out of Greece.

Julia Görges was the first of five German women to reach the second round before the rain started in the afternoon.

The 31-year-old prevailed impressively in just 56 minutes with 6: 1, 6: 2 against Viktoria Kuzmova (Slovakia).

Görges, number 38 in the world rankings, now plays against Petra Martic (Croatia), who is number 13. Roger Federer also made a successful debut in his 21st Australian Open 2020.

The Grand Slam record winner started the tournament with a 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 2 victory against Steve Johnson from the USA.

Federer had the advantage of being able to play in the large Rod Laver Arena with a sliding roof: he was spared from the rain, which started shortly after the start of the first day of the tournament, for a few minutes.

A surprising first-round loss occurred to Denis Shapovalov from Canada, who was number 13. He lost to the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 3: 6, 7: 6 (9: 7), 1: 6, 6: 7 (3: 7).

Shapovalov did not always have it under control. He hit the floor with his bat and was punished for it.



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