Serena Williams Is Now Greatest Tennis Champion of the Modern Era with 23rd Grand Slam Title • SAT JAN 28, 2017 2:14 PM CT

Serena William, who won her first major at the U.S. Open in 1999, drew level with Graf's tally of 22 at Wimbledon last year and edged ahead of the German with her 6-4 6-4 victory over her sister Venus on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

-- Newsweek
Serena paid tribute to her sister, who was playing her first major final for eight years, saying: "There's no way I would be at 23 without her. There's no way I'd be at one without her. She's my inspiration.

-- BBC Sports

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Australian Open 2017 champion, Serena Williams, accepts the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and addresses the crowd after winning her 23rd Major title.

Press conference with Venus Williams following her loss to sister Serena in the women's singles final at the Australian Open 2017.

Serena Williams' press conference after winning her 23rd Grand Slam title after defeating her sister Venus Williams in the final of the Australian Open 2017.