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After Australian Open win, Serena Williams posts loving tribute to sister Venus

by Embry Roberts / / Source: TODAY

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Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are no strangers to sibling rivalry, competing against one another in top-tier sporting events around the world.

But while the sisters don't hesitate to bring the competition courtside, when the match ends, it's all about the love.

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Serena, 35, came out on top at yesterday's Australian Open final, beating Venus, 36, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. But her first social media post after the win wasn't a brag. It was an homage to her older sister.

"The top is never lonely when your best friend @venuswilliams is there," Serena wrote in the caption. "Here's to #23. What a night for our family."

(The "23" she references would be her 23rd Grand Slam singles title — an Open-era record. Casual. This is also Serena's seventh Australian Open title.)

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Venus followed suit with her own sisterly snap, which featured the two showing off their trophies (and beaming smiles).

"And what a beautiful year it has been ... more to come!" she wrote, also tagging her sister.

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Talk about a power duo setting a powerful example. Congrats to you both on a game well played!

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