New Delhi :
The tennis fans across the globe could not have asked for a better final in the title match for the crown of Australian Open this year. The Rod Laver arena in Melbourne has witnessed a thrilling encounter between two champions of the game- the Williams sister, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
It was an all family affair which incidentally was also the epic moment in Tennis’s history as Serena Williams got that one Grand Slam victory to clinch record 23 titles and surpass Steffi Grapf’s 22 Grand Slam titles.
Let’s look at some of the stats between Serena Williams and Venus Williams head to head:
Total Matches Played: 28
Matches won by Serena Williams: 17
Matches won by Venus Williams: 11
In Grand Slams
Total Matches played: 15
Matches won by Serena Williams: 10
Matches won by Venus Williams: 5
Here are frequent updates from the match:
# Serena Williams sets open-era world record with 23rd Grand Slam win
# Serena Williams is now the greatest player in the Open Era of Tennis.
# And its over now. Serena Williams win her 23rd Grand Slam title. Surpasses Steffi Graf's record of 22 major titles.
# And Wow, Venus Williams take a bow. Longest rally of the match with 24 shots. Its 6-4, 5-4 now
#Venus Williams serving to stay alive in this final of Australia Open final
# Venus down a break in second set
#Serena Williams edges ahead in the second set with the break!
# It's 3-3 in the second set! Will Venus Williams level the match?
# Venus responding to Serena's terrafic challenge with her strong serving. Second set 3-3 all.
# Serena leads Venus 6-4 2-2* in the women's final.
# First set stats:
# Serena Williams takes the first set in the Australian Open final, which featured five breaks of serve
# After both players hold their serve, Serena breaks Venus to take a 4-3 lead
# Serena Williams breaks her racquet en route to a third straight break of serve
# The oldest pairing to meet in a Grand Slam singles final!
# Venus Williams serving to stay in the 1st set
# Serena heading ahead. It's 4-3 now
# 4 Games. 4 breaks of serve
# Serena making a comeback. Takes another game. Its 3 all now in the first set.
# Venus Williams becomes the first player to break serve here. Its 3-2 in here.
# Crackling intensity to the rallies at this moment. Electrifying game going on.
# Venus Williams fights back. Its 2-2 now in the first set at Rod Laver areana.
# Two games and two break of serve
# The play is underway now. Both the players on the court.