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Sunday’s cover: Serena Williams shines bright to win Australian Open

Serena Williams won her record 23rd grand slam title in appropriate fashion on Saturday – with a victory over her sister and biggest rival.

The Australian Open win over Venus Willilams also gives Serena the Sport cover for the Sunday, January 29, 2017 edition of The National.

Serena – now again the world No 1 player, displacing Angelique Kerber – showed her gratitude to Venus after the match.

“I would really like to take this moment to congratulate Venus, she is an amazing person,” Serena said. “There is no way I would be at 23 without her. There is no way I would be at one without her.”

On the men’s side, another classic battle is in store when Roger Federer meets Rafael Nadal meet in a dream final.

Keep with The National for more coverage on the Australian Open.

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Updated: January 28, 2017 04:00 AM

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