(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Coco Gauff and Venus Williams will meet again in the fundamental round of a Giant Slam tournament after the youngest and oldest avid gamers in the Australian Delivery women’s competitors were drawn Thursday into a no longer easy quarter with Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka.
Gauff had a breakout bustle at Wimbledon final Three hundred and sixty five days when she went via qualifying, upset Venus Williams in the fundamental round and modified into the fundamental 15-Three hundred and sixty five days-dilapidated to reach the round of 16 there since Martina Hingis in 1996.
The winner of the Gauff-Williams match would possibly per chance per chance perchance meet Osaka in the third round and 23-time predominant winner Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. Serena Williams is coming off a victory in the ASB Traditional in Auckland, her first title since her victory on the 2017 Australian Delivery and her rupture day the tour to enjoy her daughter. Osaka has a first-round match against Marie Bouzkova and eighth-seeded Serena Williams opens against Anastasia Potapova.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 20-time predominant winner Roger Federer were drawn into the same half of the men’s draw. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal landed in a no longer easy quarter that potentially incorporates a fourth-round match against Cut Kyrgios and a projected quarterfinal against Dominic Thiem, the man he has overwhelmed in the final two French Delivery finals.
The Australian Delivery begins Monday at Melbourne Park.