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Gauff 'really excited' ahead of Melbourne

14th January 2020, 15:41 by Gareth Freeman

American youngster Coco Gauff is looking forward to the prospect of making her main draw debut at the Australian Open.

Gauff, 15, became the youngest qualifier to reach the main draw at Wimbledon in the Open era and went on to reach the fourth round.

The youngster lost to eventual champion Simona Halep at SW19 and hit the headlines by dumping out five-time winner Venus Williams in the first round.

Gauff then went on to reach the third round at the US Open and is now preparing to make her debut in Melbourne.

"I'm really excited," said Gauff, as reported by Sky Sports.

"This is my first Slam getting a main draw without a wild card in general, so I'm really excited for this week.

"I haven't been back in Melbourne since I was 13, so I was really happy to come. I enjoyed it here when I played juniors, so I am excited to be able to play on the big stage."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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