Championship: Australian Open
Final Match: Serena Williams vs Venus Williams
Venus serves Serena (having Double Championship Point) - Serena returns awkwardly after losing her balance to Venus' forehand but earns the Championship point when Venus makes a forced error leading Serena to a 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 win (Serena Williams Australian Open title #1).
That was how Serena tasted the 5th Grandslam victory, and there was no stopping since then. The tennis world had just recovered from the prominent dominance of Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Monica Seles that the four Americans- Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati and the Williams sisters came in the picture from nowhere.
While the three other Americans went on, to sum up, 13 Grandslam titles together, Serena left them far behind with her twenty-three.
History repeats, Serena Williams beats Venus Williams in Aus Open 2017!
''23'' and counting...
Steffi Graf, who won her 22nd and last Grand Slam (French Open) in the year 1999 would've never thought that the Afro-American girl who won her 1st title in the same year (1999) will also go on to break her gigantic record.
We see that happening and Steffi might just be there to hand over that winning trophy as Serena Williams has won the Australian Open Title!
-Steffi Graf must be crying! *wink*
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In last 20 years of WTA, if you see, 36 Grand Slams are won by American Tennis Players and when we apply a bit of mathematics to this, the equation be-
4 Grand Slams a year X 9 years = 36!
This equals to 36/77 titles and almost a 50% winning from a single nation. This leads to the question-
Is America the China of Lawn Tennis or Is China the America of Table Tennis?
-The Rest of the World is crying!
Having already set records of being at #1 for a total of 309 weeks (3rd all-time best) and being No.1 for 186 consecutive weeks (again equal to Steffi's record), she is again ranked #1 and this might just take her to break Steffi's 377-week record.
-Former champions are crying!
As of January 16, 2017, Serena already tops the chart of winning the biggest prize money with $81,761,761 to her name as per official reports.
This is four times the sum won by Steffi Graf and twice the sum won by the sizzling Maria Sharapova.
$100,000,000... Serena is coming!
- Sharapova is crying!
Serena is 35 and there seems to be no sign of fitness issues that can trouble Serena out of the game.
So what's bad with that?
Oh, let me ask you! What about the Eugenies, Lisickis and Simonas who are trying their best to get into the ''Grand Slam Winners' pack?" What's their foul if a lady is single-handedly winning everything that's there to be won?
God Bless the younger gen!
- Young Gen is crying!
While Roger Federer earns a handsome amount of $58M through endorsement deals annually, it is Serena who tops the female chart with the earnings of as much as $13M through Ads. We are only hoping of an increment for her after the Australian Open ends.
Meanwhile, the tennis world be-
- WTA cries!
The high profile couple who got engaged only recently have some ununderstandable numbers to share with fans.
According to Forbes, the Reddit co-founder has a net worth of $4.5M while his star counterpart has a net-worth of $150M and after Serena's unstoppable avatar and Reddit's huge success that's consistent from long, the couple might just go for a honeymoon on the Moon!
Here I was damn creative, whatsay friends? ;)
- Other couples cry!
Yeah, the Swiss knife who went on to win a crazy 17 Grand Slam titles has not won any since 2012. There have been a couple of instances where Serena had the opportunity to share the post-win parties with Roger but it looks like it's only Serena who has carried the legacy forward.
You Go Roger, we want you both to hold Aus Open 2017!
- Roger Federer cries!
Well if her loss to Angelique Kerber in the US Open 2016 final and the one right before entering the Australian Open 2017 is considered, it was looking tough for her to win, but she proved the critics wrong again!
Yeah, the 72nd seed American (again) beat Serena in the Auckland Classic 6-4,6-7(3-7),6-4. So this proves that she is again defeatable (considering it's Serena)!
But no, Serena is back with the dominance!
Ana Ivanovic, who very recently call it quits to professional Lawn-Tennis must be sitting somewhere on her couch, all happy and giggling after watching Serena mercilessly crushing her opponents.
- Former players laugh!
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P.S. This article was originally published on January 14.