IN PICS: Serena beats Venus to make Grand Slam history

Sport360 staff 15:42 28/01/2017

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.