UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 29 12:10 PM EST
Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, Saturday at the Australian Open, winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title. The win returned her to No. 1 in the number of major tennis titles won during the Open era, which began in 1968, reports NPR.
The 6-4 6-4 victory against Venus returned Serena to the top spot after losing that ranking in September to Angelique Kerber, notes the report.
Williams, 35, “is the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era, breaking her own record set last year,” reports The New York Times:
SOURCE: NPR, The New York Times
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