Going up against Coco Gauff—the youngest player in the draw—is no easy task for anyone, even a seven-time Grand Slam champion like Venus Williams. Venus didn't compete in any warm-up events, and was a bit rusty on Monday in Melbourne in a rematch of their Wimbledon clash.
MOOD???? pic.twitter.com/rcl6nEoUGo— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) January 20, 2020
Not able to find a groove, Venus was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-3 by the 15-year-old American. Even though Venus hasn't found her way out of the first two rounds of a major since last year's Australian Open, she seemed to be in good spirits.
During her post-match presser, the 39-year-old threw some curveballs at reporters. She was asked a question out of left field, about what she thinks she might write about in her next 40 years.
"I hate writing. I'm not a writer. It's never going to happen for me," Venus said. "So, if anything, it would have to be a podcast. The next 40 years, I'm out."
But then in the very next question, which was: What do you think the one or two things are that you have gotten from this sport?, Venus plugged her book, which was released in 2011.
"I wrote a book about it, it's called Come to Win," she said. "Yeah, it's available I think on Kindle, hard cover, soft cover. It's all in there."
The follow-up was to ask for a copy of it, to which Venus quickly snapped back, "Support a sister, get one."
Venus as always carries herself like a champion and had nothing but great things to say about Gauff, speaking on the teenager's focus and high level, which she believes will only lead to a great career.
The world No. 55 didn't say which tournament she will play next, but did reveal she will be in action before Indian Wells in March.