Williams, Sharapova Ousted In First Round


Published on January 21 2020 6:36 am
Last Updated on January 21 2020 6:36 am

Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova were both ousted in their first round matches at the Australian Open on Monday. The 39-year-old Williams fell to 15-year-old fellow American Coco Gauff 7-6 (5), 6-3. Gauff also beat Williams in the first round at Wimbledon six months ago. Sharapova lost to 19th-seeded Donna Vekick 6-3, 6-4. Winners included top-seed Ash Barty and American Madison Keys and on the men's side, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.