Generational Divide in U.S. Women's Tennis

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Christina McHale, a 19-year-old New Jersey native who lost to No. 13 seed Jelena Jankovic in the Australian Open's third round Friday, says she has never spoken to Serena.

Neither has Jamie Hampton, a 22-year-old qualifier who lost to Maria Sharapova in the second round Thursday.

Not that they wouldn't welcome the counsel of Serena and her older sister, Venus Williams, who have won a combined 20 Grand Slam singles titles since 1999.

"I personally would love it," Hampton said. "Any advice you can get from arguably the greatest players of all time — who wouldn't want that?"

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