A teen tennis player from the U.S., Coco Gauff beat seven-time grand slam winner Venus Williams in the 2020 Australian Open’s women’s singles first round on Monday (Jan 20).
World No. 69 in women’s singles, Gauff, 15, eliminated her 39-year-old opponent Williams with the sets of 7-6, 6-3 to be in the second round as this year’s Australian Open — the first grand slam of this season — started in Melbourne.
The 2019 Australian Open winner in women’s, Naomi Osaka of Japan, 22, beat her 21-year-old Czech opponent Marie Bouzkova 6-2, 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena to advance to the upcoming round.
Australia has been organizing the first grand slam of 2020 despite major bushfires. This country is witnessing deadly bushfires estimated to have killed 1.25 billion animals with over 20 million acres of land burned.
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