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IN PICS: Serena beats Venus to make Grand Slam history

Serena Williams beat Venus Williams in straight sets to clinch her 23rd Grand Slam title.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
28th January 2017

article:28th January 2017

The younger of the two siblings, Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win the Australian Open 2017 crown and an Open Era record 23rd Grand Slam title.

Serena cruised to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Venus, to register her seventh Australian Open title win that takes her past Steffi Graf’s previous Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam wins.

It was the ninth time the Williams sisters competed in a Grand Slam final and the game began rather unusually, as the first four games of the first set were all breaks.

Serena eventually held serve and clinched a 6-4 first set win that she never looked back from.

The second set began with both holding serves, until Venus’ unforced errors and Serena’s impressive performance completed the victory in one hour and 22 minutes.


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IN PICTURES: Serena Williams beats sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 to win Australian Open 2017 and clinch record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena Williams beat Venus Williams in straight sets to clinch her 23rd Grand Slam title.

Venus Williams walks out to the court

Venus Williams walks out to the court

Serena Williams makes her way to the court

Serena Williams makes her way to the court

Sisters pose for a photograph before the final

Sisters pose for a photograph before the final

Venus returns during the first set

Venus returns during the first set

Serena takes serve in the first set

Serena takes serve in the first set

Serena 15 - Racquet 0

Serena 15 - Racquet 0

Serena reacts to winning the first set

Serena reacts to winning the first set

Venus reacts after a couple of unforced errors

Venus reacts after a couple of unforced errors

She did it again - Grand Slam No.23 for Serena

She did it again - Grand Slam No.23 for Serena

A picture worth a thousand words

A picture worth a thousand words

Serena Williams lifts the Australian Open trophy

Serena Williams lifts the Australian Open trophy