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Serena Williams gives seal of approval to women's tennis new teen star Gauff

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Published on June 30, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

Serena Williams gives seal of approval to women's tennis new teen star Gauff

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

SOUNDBITE (English) SEVEN TIME WIMBLEDON SINGLES WINNER, SERENA WILLIAMS, SPEAKING ABOUT SISTER VENUS WILLIAMS PLAYING CORI GAUFF,

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Serena Williams gives seal of approval to women's tennis new teen star Gauff

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

SOUNDBITE (English) SEVEN TIME WIMBLEDON SINGLES WINNER, SERENA WILLIAMS, SPEAKING ABOUT SISTER VENUS WILLIAMS PLAYING CORI GAUFF, SAYING: "It's interesting because Cori is such an exciting young player and she's so cool and she's a great girl.

I love her dad.

They are just really cool people and it's a great moment for her and for Venus.

It's going to be a big moment for Venus as well becasue she's playing against a player that actually reminds me of Venus, the way she, kind of her body and everything.

So I know that they both want to win obviously and go to the next round and I think that would be really important for both of them.

It will be a good match.

I think I might, might watch.

I always get nervous watching Venus, so..." STORY: Serena Williams on Saturday (June 29) said she might watch her sister Venus play the new teen star of tennis, Cori 'Coco' Gauff at Wimbledon in the tournament's first round, but she gets nervous watching her sister, she added.

Seeded 11th, Serena begins her quest for an eighth Wimbledon singles crown against Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone and has not played any grass court warm-up tournaments Venus, aged 39, is up against Gauff in the first round and Serena said she could see similarities between the 15-year old and a young Venus.

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