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Serena Williams beats Venus in the Australian Open final for her 23rd Grand Slam

American tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams squared off against each other in the Australian Open final on Saturday, and Serena beat her older sister in two 6-4 sets. The win puts Serena back at the top of women's tennis rankings worldwide, while Venus moves up to 11th place. This marks Serena's 23rd major singles title, the highest Grand Slam count of any player in the open era of women's tennis.

"I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus," Serena said while accepting her trophy. "She's an amazing person. There's no way I would be at 23 without her." Watch Serena's moment of victory below. Bonnie Kristian