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Serena Williams defeats sister Venus in Australian Open final for record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena Williams defeats sister Venus in Australian Open final for record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title, and her sister Venus was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.

The all-Williams final — the first at the Australian Open since Serena won the first edition here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling, 6-4, 6-4, on Saturday night.

With her record seventh Australian title, the 35-year-old Williams moved ahead of Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the Open era. Margaret Court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final.

Court won 24 majors, but 13 of them were before the Open era began in 1968 and the sport became...

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