Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
In the latest meeting between the Williams siblings, Serena beat her older sister Venus, 6-4, 6-4, to win the Australian Open championship, Serena’s seventh title Down Under and her Open-Era record 23rd major crown.
Serena, 35, surpassed Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era and now trails only Margaret Court’s 24 for most all-time among men or women. She could tie and go ahead of Court later in 2017. Serena also became the oldest woman ever to win a Grand Slam title.
“Serena Williams, that’s my little sister, guys,” Venus told the crowd at Melbourne Park. “Congratulations, Serena, on No. 23. I have been right there with you. Some of them I’ve lost against you.
“I’m enormously proud of you, you mean the world to me.”
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. –– On Wednesday night, Blair Academy hosted St. Benedict’s in a battle for the No. 1 seed in the upcoming New Jersey State Prep A tournament.
The two teams entered the contest quite familiar with one another, possessing a unique rivalry that has brewed silently in recent years, producing some instant classic games, always with much at stake. This latest encounter was no different.
Blair prevailed, 55-53, after St. Benedict’s half-court heave fell short in the final seconds.
With the win, Blair improved to 13-2 on the season and earned the No. 1 seed in the state tournament.