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Youth Gauff helps Serena to remember herself

American tennis legend Serena Williams says seeing 15-year-old countryman Cori Gauff preparing with her dad helps her to remember her very own initial days on the circuit doing likewise.

The 37-year-old previous world number one - offering for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the current year's Wimbledon - and her sister Venus were instructed from the age of four by their dad Richard.

In one of the more captivating first round match-ups in the ladies' singles, 39-year-old Venus will play Gauff, who turned into the most youthful ever lady's qualifier prior this week.

"She's such a fabulous young woman," said Serena at her pre-Wimbledon question and answer session.

"She buckles down. Each time I have work, I see her out there working, preparing, her and her father.

"It helps me to remember the time where I was out there with my father.

"I can't resist the urge to glimpse within myself and be pleased and be upbeat for her. No doubt…