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Serena Williams delivers sibling empathy to stand tall as greatest of her generation - The Guardian

Serena Williams has, for a couple of years now, stumbled rather than charged towards history. However, on a Melbourne night cooled by a pleasant zephyr and attended by a crowd expecting a coronation more than a fight, she consigned all her doubts and ...and more »

Writer On Why Serena Williams Is His Favorite - NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to sportswriter Clinton Yates, of ESPN's The Undefeated about Serena Williams, who defeated her sister Venus to win the Australian Open — her 23rd Grand Slam win. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: It was a match for the ...and more »

Serena Williams Beats Venus Williams to Win Her 7th Australian Open Title - New York Times

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams was utterly unaware that a victory on Saturday night would put her back at No. 1. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, did all he could to keep her in the dark. But there was no hiding the other statistical stakes as ...and more »

Australian Open final: Venus and Serena Williams add another chapter to great sibling rivalry - ABC Online

An Australian Open electrified by the revivals of seasoned champions will bathe in the warm glow of nostalgia tonight when the Williams sisters contest the women's final at Rod Laver Arena. Melbourne Park was where Venus and Serena Williams first ...and more »

Australian Open: Serena Williams beats sister Venus for record 23rd slam title - The Guardian

Serena Williams beats Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 at Melbourne Park • Seventh Australian Open title secures open-era record for Serena. Russell Jackson at Melbourne Park. @rustyjacko. Sat 28 Jan 2017 05.03 EST Last modified on Thu 1 Jun 2017 11.10 EDT.and more »

Serena Williams insists: 'I would be nothing without my sister Venus' - The Guardian (blog)

There is by now a numbing effect to the decades‑long dominance of Serena Williams, who on Saturday captured the Australian Open championship for a seventh time to eclipse Steffi Graf's record for major titles in the Open era, all but silencing the few ...and more »

Grand Sibling Rivalry Leaves Venus Williams a Distinct Underdog - New York Times

Is it 2002 again? The final of the Australian Open on Saturday was set to feature the American sisters Venus and Serena Williams together at the end — a common sight a decade or more ago. The sisters had played in eight Grand Slam finals entering ...and more »

Serena vs Venus: The most amazing sister act in history shows America what it is - Hindustan Times

Two black women, who happen to be sisters. Two Americans up against each other for the first Grand Slam title of the 2017 calendar year. Both from impoverished, down-at-heel backgrounds. Both with a shared, choppy family history. We're happy to be ...and more »

Australian Open: Serena Williams not predicting a final majors tally after Melbourne victory over sister Venus - ABC Online

Serena Williams is not prepared to put a number on the haul of majors she might end up winning after claiming her 23rd title with her Australian Open triumph. Serena, who won her first major at the US Open in 1999, drew level with Graf's tally of 22 at ...and more »

Australian Open: Serena Williams praised by sister Venus after winning final, tipped to win more majors - ABC Online

Venus Williams has described her sister Serena's Australian Open victory as a "beautiful thing" and believes her younger sibling will add more major singles titles to her tally of 23 before she decides to retire. Serena landed an open-era record for ...and more »