Serena to meet sister Venus in Australian Open final
jamuna sports desk: All-Williams finals in major tournaments were once a tennis staple, but this will the first since Wimbledon in 2009 when Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams in what was also Venus's most recent Grand Slam singles final appearance.
Venus Williams, it was a corrigible performance – reminiscent of her best tennis earlier in her career – and Saturday's final will also be a flashback, because her opponent will be her younger sister Serena Williams.
Serena Williams advanced with a much more one-sided 6-2, 6-1 victory in Thursday's second semifinal over Mirjana. Meanwhile, Venus Williams, the enduring 36-year-old star, was the more consistent, even-tempered and opportunistic player in her 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 victory. She converted 5 of 9 break points against the big-serving Vandeweghe.
Serena Williams said she did not watch her sister's match but was well aware of the result before she walked on court.
"She's my toughest opponent," said Serena Williams, who holds a 16-11 edge in their rivalry. "No one has ever recorded against me, and we have a good record against each other. I just feel like, no matter what happens, we've won. She's been through a lot, and I've been through a lot. And to see her come back and do so well is great."
"I look forward to it," she said of the final. "A Williams is Going to win the tournament."