It is Serena vs. Venus in the Australian Open final

Venus and Serena Williams (Photo credit: pbs.org)

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, will go toe-to-toe in Saturday’s final for the first Grand Slam of the year.

Venus dropped a set for the first time at this year’s tournament but beat Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 6-2 6-3, while sister, Serena, was ruthless in her demolition of Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1.

The final will be the oldest in women’s tennis history – at a combined age of 71, while Venus becomes the oldest Grand Slam finalist since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.

The first final between the pair in Australia occurred in 2003; but it will be the first time the pair will be meeting in a Grand Slam final since 2009. ‎

Serena (35) is the overwhelming odds-on to win the final, as she boasts a 16-11 head-to-head record against her elder sister and has lost only once in their last eight meetings.

At the semi-final post-match conference, Serena said Lucic-Baroni inspires her with what she achieved in 2017 after the two met in 1998 as teenagers. Serena believes that whichever sister wins on Saturday, they have won because of what both have gone through in their careers.‎


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  • Sam

    Serena is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

    • Arabakpura

      That’s a new one o! People will now begin to struggle to answer “goat”

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  • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

    I am happy for the sisters.

  • thusspokez

    35 and 36 years. How many female sports women in the world at these ages are still fit enough to be at the top of their game — except Merlene Ottey who even at 46 was still running in International competitions? They make their supporters very proud.