Social Media celebrates Serena 23rd Slam win

Serena Williams continued to make history at the Australian Open when she won her 23rd career Grand Slam title after defeating Venus Williams in the final. The social media went haywire after Serena's 23rd Grand Slam victory and congratulated her on her remarkable achievement.

Serena has now beaten Venus 17 times with 10 of their outings at the majors.   -  Getty Images

Serena Williams continued to make history at the Australian Open when she won her 23rd career Grand Slam title after registering historical win over her sibling Venus Williams at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Saturday.

The 35-year-old, Serena, had to turn aside her older sister, Venus, 6-4, 6-4 who is the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open Era. The Williams sisters shared some memorable celebrations on court after the 1 hour, 22 minute match, ended, finishing off their ninth Grand Slam final encounter.

The social media went haywire after Serena's 23rd Grand Slam victory and congratulated her on her remarkable achievement. The current Formula One champion, Nico Rosberg congratulated Serena on her Australian Open final win.





The legendary American women's Tennis player, Billie Jean King who won 12 singles Grand Slam, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles, also congratulated her saying that Serena is a history maker and a trailblazer.





After her seventh Australian Open title, Serena has reached to second position with 23 Grand Slam titles, overtaking Steffi Graf and just one Grand Slam away from equalling Margaret Court's record of the 'most number of Grand Slam title wins'.

Adding to the celebrations, the Australian opening batsman David Warner also expressed his emotions on the veteran's glorifying achievement.





After the match, Serena also expressed her views by saying, “I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus, she’s an amazing person, there’s no way I’d be at 23 titles, or I’d be at one. She’s my inspiration. Thank you Venus for inspiring me to be the best player I could be.”

The current Women's singles World No. 2, Angelique Kerber also congratulated the seven time Australian Open champion, calling Serena a true world champion.





World Tennis Association (WTA) also congratulated Serena by mentioning all her Australian Open titles in a single picture, highlighting her career achievements.





Serena's official sponsor, Nike also posted a video on Twitter, as a present to the 23-time Grand Slam champion, mentioning her as the greatest ever.





Serena has now beaten Venus 17 times with 10 of their outings at the majors.

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