Australian Open: Serena Williams wins over sister Venus to clinch her 23rd Grand Slam

Serena won her seventh Australian Open title adding to her glory of seven Wimbledon titles, six at the US Open, and three French Open crowns

Australian Open: Serena Williams wins over sister Venus to clinch her 23rd Grand Slam

The World No 2 Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final to clinch her 23rd Grand Slam, thereby setting a record in the open era.

Earlier, with 22 titles she had been tied with German legend Steffi Graf. Williams still remains one title behind Margaret Court, who holds the record of 24 overall Grand Slams in the Open and amateur eras. Serena won her seventh Australian Open title adding to her glory of seven Wimbledon titles, six at the US Open, and three French Open crowns. Serena started the match anxiously, dropping serve twice to start the first set. She made three double faults in the fourth game to get broken, but she rose from there and didn't face another break in the match.

Serena started the match anxiously, dropping serve twice to start the first set. She made three double faults in the fourth game to get broken, but she rose from there and didn't face another break in the match.The match between the Williams sisters, ie, 36-year-old Venus and 35-year-old Serena was the oldest for a women's major final in the Open era, which combined to 71 years and 11 months.

The match between the Williams sisters, ie, 36-year-old Venus and 35-year-old Serena was the oldest for a women's major final in the Open era, which combined to 71 years and 11 months.

Serena now holds a 17-11 win record against her sister, including a 10-5 advantage at Grand Slams.