I know it’s hard to watch the Williams vs Williams match up, but when sisters dominate the game, it happens sometimes. Serena beat Venus to win her 7th Australian Open Title and record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam on Saturday in Melbourne. Serena now has 23 major singles titles, to her sister’s seven.
If you are a tennis fan or a supporter of #BlackGirlMagic, you enjoy watching the love and respect between the power-house William’s sisters. According to the NY Times, Serena had some very heartfelt words for her big sis during the on- court ceremony. She said, “There’s no way I would be at 23 without her; there’s no way I would be at 1 without her. There’s no way I would have anything without her. She’s my inspiration. She’s the only reason I’m standing here today, and the only reason that the Williams sisters exist. So thank you, Venus, for inspiring me to be the best player I could be and inspiring me to work hard. Every time you won this week, I felt like I’ve got to win, too.”
Serena also had her fiance in the stands to support her, so I know it made this win extra sweet. I look forward to seeing what is next for Venus and Serena. What they have done for the game of tennis is unmatched. They have broken barriers and opened doors to a new generation of boys and girls. Together, they are straight up killing the game and we are all here for it! Congrats to them both.