Serena Williams is authoritatively the best player of the cutting edge time subsequent to beating her sister Venus to win her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
The new world No 1 surpasses the past record she imparted to Steffi Graf. Just Margaret Court, who won 13 of her 24 Majors before the Open time began in 1969, has ever won more.
Serena beat Venus 6-4 6-4 in 82 minutes to win her seventh Australian Open title without dropping a set.
At 35 years old, she likewise breaks her own record for the most established female Grand Slam champion in the Open time.
In the wake of tumbling to the court in the Rod Laver Arena after the last point, Serena was grasped at the net by her sister.
Serena said: “I would really like to take this moment to congratulate Venus, she is an amazing person. There is no way I would be at 23 without her.
There is no way I would be at one without her.
“She is my inspiration, she is the only reason I am standing here today and the only reason that the Williams sisters exist.
“Thank you Venus for inspiring me to be the best player that I could be and inspire me to work hard every time you won this week I felt like I got a win too.”