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Venus to face Gauff to begin Aussie Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Get ready for Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams, Part II.

That headline-grabbing pair of tennis players - Gauff, 15, is the youngest woman in the Australian Open; Venus is the oldest - will meet again in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament after Thursday's draw at Melbourne Park put them in a tough quarter that also includes Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

Gauff had a breakout run at Wimbledon last year, when she became the youngest qualifier in tournament history, upset Venus Williams to start her main draw run and became the youngest player to reach the round of 16 there since Martina Hingis in 1996.

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