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Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

  1. Today at the Australian Open

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    World number one Ashleigh Barty is about to get under way with the Australian taking on Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine.

    They will be followed by defending champion Novak Djokovic who faces Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff first up.

    Commentary is available on 5 Live Sports Extra - just click play at the top of the page.

  2. Post update

    British number one Johanna Konta's first-round match against Tunisian Ons Jabeur will not take place today because of the weather.

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    We've got Tennis Breakfast coming right up for you at 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra - you'll be able to listen by clicking the button at the top of this page.

    The rain is still hammering down in Melbourne meaning play on the outside courts is currently suspended, but here's a recap of what happened overnight...

  4. 'I am feeling great'

    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 Gauff

    And here is Coco Gauff: "I just want to say thank you guys so much, you were chanting my name and I only thought that would happen at the US Open, so it means a lot!

    "That was really difficult she (Williams) played really well and I was really nervous for today's match - I was a bit shocked when I saw the draw, but glad I was able to get through it.

    "I am feeling great. I really like this court and really like this crowd."

  5. Game, set and match - Gauff

    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 3-6 Gauff

    She gets the next one, although doesn't quite realise it at first! Coco Gauff thinks the umpire has called her up but actually it was Venus Williams who couldn't pick it up before a second bounce on her side... 15-year-old Gauff knocks out 39-year-old Williams to progress.

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 3-5 Gauff*

    The teenager punches long with the first - although she'll challenge. And that's in! Three match points still...

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 3-5 Gauff*

    Gauff comes scuttling to the net to narrow the angle and Williams' sweeping passer drifts the wrong side of the tramline. A meaty serve from Coco, and that's three match points.

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 3-5 Gauff*

    Punchy serve and Venus Williams can only prod it long. 15-0.

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 3-5 Gauff*

    Venus Williams hammers down an ace to hold to love and force Coco Gauff's hand.

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 2-5 Gauff

    The teenager tugs the next one wide from just inside the baseline, and then pats another forehand long. 40-0.

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 2-5 Gauff

    Coco Gauff rattles the tape with a forehand. 15-0.

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 2-5 Gauff

    Venus Williams, serving to stay in the tournament...

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 2-5 Gauff

    Double trouble from Gauff - could do without those if she wants to close out this opening round. She does close out that hold. The youngster just needs one more game...

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 2-4 Gauff*

    Lovely stuff. Sometimes Venus Williams comes up with the goods in a casual manner - that was one of them, Coco Gauff needed to move her a little more first.

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 2-4 Gauff*

    Huge ace to close out for Venus Williams, her sixth of the match.

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 1-4 Gauff

    Williams gets the better of a lengthy exchange and then challenges a deep Gauff forehand - but that's well in, right on the chalk. There was also a late call...

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 1-4 Gauff

    Punchy from Venus Williams, a thundering ace that skips past her teenage opponent.

    But then she double faults...

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    *Williams 6-7 (5-7) 1-4 Gauff

    Well, Venus Williams is grafting but she fails to break Coco Gauff, who showed some resilience to stick with it there in a game that lasted nearly seven minutes.

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    Williams 6-7 (5-7) 1-3 Gauff*

    Gauff watches a Williams forehand drift long, but the veteran does not get the next effort wrong - slapping it down the left of Gauff and it kick on. Back to deuce we go.