Serena and Venus Williams will clash in a Grand Slam title decider for the first time Australian Open 2017 Final Live since 2009 after booking their place in the women’s Australian Open final.The all-conquering sisters last squared off for a Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon in 2009, when Serena prevailed in straight sets.Ahead of what is set to be an enthralling Melbourne contest, here is all you need to know.
Serena Williams overcame Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Australian Open in the semi-finals. Williams brought an end to Lucic-Baroni’s fairytale run in Melbourne with an emphatic 6-2 6-1 victory, which ensured the most prestigious siblings in Australian Open 2017 Final Live Stream tennis will meet for a ninth major final and their first since Wimbledon in 2009. And Venus Williams turned back the clock by beating fellow American Coco Vandeweghe to reach her first Grand Slam final in eight years.
The seven-time Grand Slam champion showed few signs of fading on Rod Laver Arena as she came from behind to beat an in-form Vandeweghe 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-3. Is there anything at stake apart from Grand Slam glory?Yes! Venus and Serena will meet for the 28th time on Saturday and in their ninth major final as the game’s most successful siblings do battle for the first Grand Slam title of the year.
The stakes are high for Serena, who stands just one win away from an Open era record 23rd Grand Slam title, moving her clear of Steffi Graf and one short of Margaret Court’s all-time best 24.For Venus, however, the title match is her first at a major tournament in eight years and, at 36, makes her the oldest woman to reach a grand slam final since a 37-year-old Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.
So, what happened the last time they face each other in Grand Slam final? It came at Wimbledon in 2009, when Serena claimed her third All England Club triumph with a straight-sets victory over her sister Venus, who was the two-time defending champion at the time.For the first time since 2009, Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final when they go head-to-head in the 2017 Australian Open.
Venus, 36, is the oldest woman to reach the final of the competition in the Open Era, and Australian Open 2017 Final Live both she and Serena have turned back the clock with some impressive performances in Melbourne this year.The winner will receive A$3.7 million. The runner-up will have to make do with $1.4 million or £1.15 million. [Source]