The Australian Open final is set for the ladies and one thing is for certain, one of the Williams sisters will win. Both Serena and Venus Williams have fought their way into the 2017 Australian Open finals.
Venus Williams has already made history by becoming the oldest women to ever make it in the finals. The 36 year old Venus thinks she will be able to hang with younger sister Serena. “She is my toughest opponent but I will be ready, either way, a Williams will be the champion,” said Venus.
Venus made her way to the finals by defeating her powerful 25-year-old American compatriot CoCo Vandeweghe in a three-set semifinal full of winners, errors and intensity.
Serena advanced with a much more one-sided 6-2, 6-1 victory in Thursday’s second semifinal over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, an unseeded 34-year-old Croatian ranked 79th.
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 beaten me as much as Venus has. She has a pretty good record 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.”