Serena beats Venus at Aus Open in title match
Serena Williams has beat sister Venus for the title at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Serena becomes the first player to win the Australian Open without dropping a set since Maria Sharapova in 2008.
She’s now won 10 grand slam titles since her 30th birthday, the most by far in the Open era.
The only other players on the list: Margaret Court (three), Martina Navratilova (two), Chris Evert (two), Billie Jean King (two), Ann Jones (one), Li Na (one), Flavia Pennetta (one) and Virginia Wade (one).
Lifting the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup for the seventh time, Serena said: “I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus, she’s an amazing person,” the 23-time major champion says. “There’s no way I would be at 23 without her. There’s no way I would be at one without her. There’s no way I would be anything without her. She’s the only reason the Williams sisters exist.
“I definitely think she’ll be standing here next year. I don’t like the word comeback but she’s never left.”
Venus immediately embraced her sister following the second set win, which decided the match, the Guardian reported.
Serena beat her opponent 6-4, 6-4 in the two sets of the title match.
Source: The Guardian