Tennis world erupts over Venus Williams and Coco Gauff news

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Venus Williams (pictured left) celebrating and Coco Gauff (pictured right) fist-pumping.
Venus Williams (pictured left) will team-up with Coco Gauff (pictured right) in doubles during Roland Garros. (Getty Images)

Teen star Coco Gauff and tennis great Venus Williams have made the huge decision to team up for the first time at the French Open.

Williams, 40, is 23 years older than Gauff, 17, but the pair will team up in the doubles to face 13th seeded pair Ellen Perez and Zheng Saisai on Wednesday.

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Gauff made a name for her self at the 2019 Wimbledon Grand Slam when she defeated Williams in the opening round.

She also stunned the seven-time Grand Slam champion at last year's Australian Open.

But the pair's announcement has excited many in the tennis world.

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Williams and Gauff's record

Williams has a phenomenal record as a doubles player having won 14 Grand Slam titles.

All of these were with her sister, Serena, who is chasing her 24 Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros.

Gauff has won three doubles titles, not at a Grand Slam, to add to her three singles titles.

The 17-year-old will first take on Alexsandra Krunic in her First Round single's match at Roland Garros.

Williams will face 32nd seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in her First Round match.

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