Serena Beats Venus To Win Oz Open

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Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - 25/1/17 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her Women's singles quarter-final match against Britain's Johanna Konta. REUTERS/Jason Reed  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Serena Beats Venus To Win Oz Open

Serena Williams overcame her older sister Venus to claim a 23rd Grand Slam title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the Australian Open final.

The 35-year-old became the oldest female Grand Slam champion in history and moved clear of Steffi Graf’s 22 Open-era titles, and just one behind Margaret Court’s all-time record with a straight sets win on Rod Laver Arena.

Victory for Serena Williams also reaffirms her status as the world’s No 1 player – she will overtake Angelique Kerber when the rankings are updated on Monday – but more importantly her place in history.

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