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

Serena defeated Venus in the Australian Open final over the weekend for her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.
/ Source: TODAY

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.

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!