(Melbourne) Coco Gauff, world No.4 and winner of the 2023 US Open, went to the second round of the Australian Open in exactly one hour at the expense of Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (68th) 6-3, 6- 0 Monday.

From 4-3 in the first set, Gauff did not allow any more games to Schmiedlova and lined up eight in a row.

“I’m glad I was able to manage my emotions today (Monday), she appreciated. I’m always a little nervous in the first rounds at Grand Slams. »

Gauff, who will celebrate her 20th birthday in March, will face another American, Caroline Dolehide, in the second round.

The American teen ideally kicked off her 2024 season by retaining the title in Auckland, New Zealand, a week ago.