The well-known tennis player Serena Williams has set a new world record of acquiring a maximum number of major titles. She has broken her own previous record that she was sharing with Steffi Graff.Serena WilliamsSerena Williams won against her sister Venus by 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final, today. Venus Williams who has won the Grand slam 7 times, made her way to the Australian open final this time after 2003.

“Venus and I work so hard. Still to this day we work side-by-side each other at practice. We motivate each other. Every time she won her match here, I felt obligated to win. The motivation she gives me, it’s really second to nothing. It’s amazing.” -Serena Williams

Serena was anxious before her final match. She even through her racket in frustration but that didn’t affect her victory. Serena charged to the net with a forehand that Venus missed. This is Serena Williams seventh Grand Slam Championship. The 35-year old has also become the oldest slam winner in the open era.

Serena has played 28 matches against her elder sister Venus and this has been her 17th victory against her.

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Serena and Venus Williams

Honours and Congratulation Notes received by Serena Williams

Billie Jean King, the great tennis player took to the social media and gave her warm wishes to the winner through a tweet.

Serena Williams

“Your win has always been my win. I think you know that I’m enormously proud of you. You mean the world to me.” -Venus Williams

Serena Williams was given a letter of congratulations and a pair of shoes from Michael Jordan, Hall of Famer of NBA.

If you missed the Australian Open final, check out the last few crucial moments of the match here.