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American teenager Coco Gauff beat Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Wednesday to face the defending champion Naomi Osaka in the 2020 Australian Open.

Gauff defeated seven-time grand slam winner Venus Williams on Monday in the first round of women’s singles to face Cirstea in the second round.

The 15-year-old American tennis player beat her Romanian opponent 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to face Osaka in the last 32.

Meanwhile, Japanese third seed Osaka defeated Saisai Zheng 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the last 32.

Separately, Australian Ashleigh Barty saw off Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-4 to secure her place in the last

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