Australian Open Final: Serena beats Venus to win record 23rd Slam title

Australian Open Final: Serena beats Venus to win record 23rd Slam title
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MELBOURNE (APP/AFP) - Serena Williams rewrote history Saturday to surpass Steffi Graf and capture a record 23rd Grand Slam title as well as the world number one ranking by beating her sister Venus in the Australian Open final .

Australian Open: Only Venus Williams can stop Serena Williams from making history

The dominant American swept past her greatest rival 6-4, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena for her seventh Melbourne Park crown to finally clinch the record for Open-era major titles, nearly 18 years after winning her first.

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