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Venus Williams vs Serena Williams Australian Open Final Live Score Match Updates

Serena Williams* 6-4, 6-4 Venus Williams [* indicates serve]
Updated: 28 January 2017 21:53 IST - Published: 28 January 2017 07:48 IST
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"Don't say comeback for Venus," says Serena. "She never left."

And fans will be waiting for that final, whenever and wherever it happens.
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"I've really missed being up here," says Serena. And there are smiles all around. 
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"Your win is my win," says Venus. And Serena replies. "She's the only reason I'm at 23. For inspiring me. For being the best player I could be. For inspiring me. Thank you, Venus."
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It's about family in the end, and Venus, as she collects her runners-up trophy, says, "That's my little sister, you guys."
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Serena Williams beats Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win her 23rd Grand Slam title.
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GAME, SET, MATCH Serena Williams.
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Venus returns in that great rally. And a backhand goes just outside the net. 

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And another unforced error. 30-40. Match point Serena Williams. Championship point Serena Williams.
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Unforced error for V. Williams and now we're at 30-30.
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That was one of the best tennis rallies I've seen in a long, long time. Venus sends Serena running to every corner of the court. That rally had to end somewhere and it ends as Serena shanks a forehand. There's stress and it's palpable. From both ends. 15-30.
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Serena responds with her own backhand. 15-15.
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Serena's at the centre of the baseline and Venus sends a stunner of a backhand across the court. 0-15.
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Venus holds to 15 in that game. Serena now has to serve it out for the match. Reckon Venus is going to play spoiler again?
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That was an epic rally. An epic rally. It stays down the line - and Venus starts taking it across the court. Again, Serena tries that doublehanded backhand and sends it wide - almost a carbon copy of the previous shot.

Game V. Williams! 
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What an ace! 40-15 to Venus. She'll force Serena to serve this one out.
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Serena tries that double handed backhand across the court. Wide. 30-15.
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Venus is under the most pressure - serving to stay in the match. And still her face is the picture of calm.
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WOAH boy. Venus on edge. And that pressure shows in a SMASH WINNER! 15-15
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Venus' forehand right into the net there and Serena holds. 5-3. 
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Ace #10 for Serena right down the T and the younger sister's got her game under control. 30-0
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That may be the crucial break of serve - and this could be over before we know it.
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Venus' forehand goes into the net and Serena's backhand at the tramlines wins her the break! I think this one might be the one. 
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She sends a smashing forehand across the court and is up another break point now! 
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A lot of buildup to that point, but Serena shanks her return into the net. Deuce.
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Venus' forehand spun wide out there, and Serena's focused. Is this going to be the turning point?
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A rally of the cross-court forehands! Something had to give there, and it looks like Serena's low forehands are helping and how. 30-40 and it's break point Serena! 
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But wait, there's more. Venus decides she wants to send an ace down the T. I take back my words about pressure now... ;)
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Serena absolutely thwacks that backhand down the line. The placement, the force, all of it perfect. 30-15.
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Venus Williams is feeling the heat and the pressure here and she's not liking it. 0-15 to Serena.
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Serena's serves are keeping low - and it's working well for her. Venus hits back, trying to get more force on that one, and it spins out wide. Game Serena.
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And another one. Game point Serena. 40-15.
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Serena at a 30-15 lead with a Venus backhand shank. 
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15-15! 
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15-0 Serena. And the next point sees Venus move closer to the net. Serena absolutely racing to combat that one here, and she tries a backhand slice - but it doesn't have enough on it! Top of the net. 
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Serena's firmly at the baseline right now and sends a HUGE serve in. 
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That game was almost under a minute! Serena sends a couple of backhands into all corners and Venus builds onto that with an ace at the best time! She's just held her service game and we've got a contest on our hands.
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Venus Williams runs to the net and her forehand goes RIGHT into the net. She's incredibly disappointed, because that would've otherwise been a great defensive volley.

It's given Serena her service game though.
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Venus responds to the second serve with a forehand shank into the net and she's disappointed. 30-15 to Serena.
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Serena pummels that one down the T. 160kph that one, and that's her 9th ace of the match. 15-15.
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Down the line and easy does it. Facing three break points, Venus Williams HOLDS serve.
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Both players scream. Venus sends a cross-court forehand in. Serena is agitated and puts ALL her power into that one. Unfortunately that's gone long and wide and it's ad Venus!!
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Venus Williams has won the game 40% of the time when down a break point - and she's pulled out a couple of great forehands here to go 30-40! 
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But we've rushed to break point for Serena, who leads 40-0.
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Serena runs away with a down the line forehand.That was beyond smooth. Little else Venus can do but watch, but she tries to defend there. 
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Couple of unnecessary unforced errors there. Serena's keeping her cool and looked good on serve in this set. 40-30
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Venus Williams opens serve in the second and she's raced to 30-15 with an ace and a couple of ridiculously good backhands.
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Second set underway!
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And another ace to finish. Serena Williams wins the first set, 6-4.
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One ace to bring up three set points. 40-0.
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A cross-court forehand to Venus, and she picks it up for a spiralling fast down the line winner. 15-0 to Serena.
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And Serena skies that forehand. Who even knows where it's gone? Crucially for Venus, she holds. 4-5. She's still in this set.

Serena to serve for the first set now.
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Venus' first serves are powerful and how, and she's raced to game point 40-30 helped along courtesy a flub by Serena.
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Venus returns with a near-identical one of her own, though and it's at 30-30.
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Venus sends that forehand in and Serena's wound hers up. It's kissed the service line and V Williams trails 15-30.
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Game 9 now and Venus is serving to stay in set 1. 15-15.
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An unforced error for Venus and she's at 40-30. An angry Serena still settles down and she sends a great, lightly touched forehand across the court. She's taken three consecutive games now for a 5-3 lead.
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Ridiculous forehand from Venus. Serena crouches low to return and does. Venus returns that with a crunching forehand and Serena doesn't see it. 0-15.
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American flags are flying in the audience Down Under as two of the best sportspersons the country has ever produced take the court.
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Serena sends a beautiful backhand down the service line to finish. And another break of serve.
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Serena runs to the net and nudges the ball over after an absolutely ridiculous backhand. What a volley. And it's break point again at 30-40! 
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Venus follows up an ace with a double fault - her second of the match, and that's put the two level at 30-30.
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40-30 and it's GAME Serena! Two consecutive service holds here.
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Venus shanks a backhand to follow up and suddenly Serena's at game point and about to hold her serve! 
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And she pulls out an ace under pressure. 30-30 Serena Williams.
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And that's unforced error #14 for S. Williams.
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What a forehand from Venus! Serena challenges - and it's JUST in. Venus leads 15-0.
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Serena Williams to serve. She's already had 4 double faults in the match and is yet to hold serve.
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And it's VENUS WILLIAMS who holds serve with a forehand and a backhand going very wrong for the otherwise powerful Serena Williams. 

I sense a disturbance in the force....
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To the woman chewing her nails in the audience - we feel you, we feel you! 
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The atmosphere is intense. The chair umpire asks for absolute silence. And the spectators look nervous. Possibly more so than Serena and Venus.
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The two have a rally that stays firmly down the T to begin - and Serena sends a forehand long. That's given Venus a 30-0 lead. First hold of serve? 
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Venus Williams breaks. My god. 4 games in. 4 breaks of serve. Not a service hold just yet. And Serena's angry.
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And another double fault. She follows up with an ace, but it's ANOTHER break point, to Venus Williams.
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A great backhand dtl from the older Williams and a double fault from the younger and we're at deuce again. This game isn't going to be as easy as we thought....
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That one wasn't as great, though, and it's game point Serena Williams again.
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Venus has some great depth on her groundstrokes and reaches for those forehands. She finds the line near perfectly and takes it to 30-30 from 0-30 down.
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But now at pressure point, Venus sends a backhand into the net - and then a forehand! That's sent it to Ad Serena - and the third break of the match, 3 games in. 
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Venus reaches low - anyone say she's not flexible? What a shot.
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What just happened to Serena's racquet? She's found the net cord and she's angry. 

First racquet down here! 
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Venus Williams slices a beautiful forehand there and we're back to deuce.
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Oooh scorching forehand from Venus Williams right there. But a shanked backhand means they're at 30-40 now and it's already the third time we could see a break of serve...
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AND SHE BREAKS BACK! We're back on serve in the second game already.
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Wait, what just happened? Venus races to break point courtesy an unforced error from Serena.
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Serena's sending in some body serves and it's going to be difficult for Venus to combat that! The younger sister races to a 30-15 lead.
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Serena leads Venus 1-0, up a break of serve.
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She ACES! But Serena brings up the early break quickly one with a fabulous backhand! 
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V. Williams opens serve. And a couple of wayward backhands give Serena a 0-30 lead! 
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Briton Alison Hughes is today's chair umpire! 
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World No. 2 Serena Williams. 35 years old. If she wins she'll be the Open Era singles champ with 23 titles, and she'll be World No. 1.

She'll be the oldest No.1  in the history of the sport.
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Venus and Serena pose for the pre-match photo - and they won't look each other in the eye when they play each other.
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They're out on court! Epic cheers from the spectators here and there's not an empty seat in the house! 
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Venus' coach David Witt says she's dealing well with the Sjogren's and has been "listening to her body more. That's what helps most."
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Mind games will be difficult here too! These two know each other inside out - and like Serena has said, they have to think of each other as competitors, not sisters.
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Fun fact: Serena doesn't look Venus in the eye when they're playing each other - and they try to forget they are playing each other.
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Patrick Moratoglou, Serena's coach, reckons she's extra motivated. "Getting World No. 1 back is not her end goal, but it will be good, and she will start off motivated."
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Half an hour to go! Can you believe it? Rolling back the years and how! 
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To bring you up to speed - Venus is dealing with an autoimmune disorder called Sjogren's syndrome that really hampers one's fitness.

What is it, you ask?

We answer.
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The last time these two met was at the Quarter-finals of the 2015 US Open. And Serena won that in three sets - Venus breadsticked her in the second! 
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So Serena leads Venus 16-11 in that head-to-head.
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I wasn't just rattling off the names of Slams there, that's all the times Venus and Serena have met in a Grand Slam final. 
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2000 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2002 Wimbledon and US Open, 2003 AO, Wimbledon, 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 Wimbledon
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Today, we're going to witness the 28th meeting between Venus and Serena Williams. 28.