What were you doing at 3 a.m.? While some people were in the clubs getting it in, Venus and Serena Williams were prepping for battle. The Williams sisters were playing the Australian Open Championship match for top honors. When all was said and done, Serena took the Championship in 2 straight sets. Even though she got off to a rocky start, she pulled it together and made it happen. Her sister didn’t go down easy and made her work hard for it. Their post-match speeches were really special because they both praised each other and credited their sibling rivalry for their successes.
This win gives Serena a place in Grand Slam History with 23 titles won. With that, she and Michael Jordan now have something in common, the #23. To help Serena celebrate her 23rd victory, Jordan gifted her a pair of 23 Jordan shoes right after the match ended. When she walked out for her trophy ceremony, she had them on. Talk about perfect delivery timing. This is not the first time that Venus and Serena had to battle it out on the tennis court and it hopefully won’t be the last.
“There’s no way I would be at 23 without her; there’s no way I would be at 1 without her.’ – Serena on sister Venus