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Breaking: Serena Williams beats elder sister Venus to win 2017 Australian open

Breaking: Serena Williams beats elder sister Venus to win 2017 Australian open

- Serena Williams has won the 2017 Australian Open on Saturday, January 28, 2017

- She defeated her sister Venus 6-4 6-4 in the final in Melbourne

- The 35-year-old has now won her seventh Australian Open

American Tennis star Serena Williams has on Saturday, January 28, 2017 broken Steffi Graf's Open era record by winning a 23rd Grand Slam singles title after beating sister Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 in the final of the 2017 Australian Open.

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Serena and Venus Williams

The explosive encounter began with a rapid exchange of breaks, with Serena earning the first before winning the championship.

Serena, 35, has now gone back above Angelique Kerber into the top spot on the WTA rankings after winning her seventh Australian Open.

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