The draw for the first round of the Australian open resulted in Venus Williams facing 15-year-old Coco Gauff. The first Grand Slam of the year kicks off on Monday 20 January.
Venus Williams who is just coming from winning the Auckland Open has not won a major Grand Slam since 2017.
Williams who currently has 23 grand slam titles to her name is looking to equal Margeret Courts’ record of 24 grand slams should she win the Australian Open.
She already lost to Coco Gauff last summer during their encounter at Wimbledon where the 15-year-old American knocked her out in the first round of the Tournament.
Coco Guaff is currently ranked no.66 in the world with Venus Williams ranked at no.53.
2019 Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka will be facing Marie Bouzkova as she tries to defend her second Grand Slam title.
World number 1 and French Open champion Ash Barty will face against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko. Tunisian Ons Jabeur faces off with current British no1 Jo Konta.
The final pick for the women’s draw will see Elina Svitolina against Katie Boulter who is just coming off a six-month lay-out.
Ont the men’s side, defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on Jan-Lennard Struff while Rafael Nadal continues his quest for his 20th major Grand Slam title as he goes up against Bolivian Hugo Dellien.
Roger Federer who is looking to secure his 21st Grand Slam title will face off with American Steve Johnson.
Mackenzie Mcdonald will meet British number 1 Dan Evans on the court while Kyle Edmund faces Dusan Lajovic. The final draw pick puts France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert up against Cameron Norrie.
The athletes will not only have to compete with each other but will have to overcome the heavily polluted air caused by the bushfires that are ravishing through Australia at the moment. The tournament runs from 20 January to 2 February 2020.