Venus Williams Celebrating Her Advancement To The Australian Open Final Is The Cutest Thing

January 26, 2017  |  

In the midst of so much depressing and terrifying news, we’re always excited share something good, something phenomenal that a Black woman has accomplished. This week it’s Venus Williams.

The 36-year-old advanced to a Grand Slam singles final for the first time since 2009 where she will challenge her baby sister Serena. The Williams sisters have won 29 major single titles and will compete on Saturday to determine who will take home the 30th.

It’s a win win for Williams fans.

In fact, the mere fact that Venus has advanced to this level is more than remarkable. As the 13th seed, Williams defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7 (7-3), 6-2, and 6-3, to become the oldest woman to reach the Australian Open semifinals.

During the on-court interview after her the match against Vandeweghe, Venus said, “Oh my gosh, it means so much, mostly because she played so well. There was never a moment of relaxation, ever so to be able to get to the final through a match like this, I’m just, I’m excited about American tennis, as well. Everyone has their moment in the sun, maybe mine has gone on a while, but I’d like to keep that going. I’ve got nothing else to do, so let’s keep it going.”

The sisters will compete against each other in what will be Venus’s 73rd Grand Slam event, a feat that represents another broken record. The last time she competed in a major title final, back in 2008, she was defeated by Serena.

This will be the 15th time the Williams sisters meet each other in a final, where Serena is more often the victorious one. Still, Serena is not sleeping on her big sister.

“She’s my toughest opponent- nobody has ever beaten me as much as Venus has. No matter what happens, we’ve won. A Williams is going to win this tournament.”

Straight like dat.

We’re so happy and proud of these two!

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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