Serena defeats Venus in straight sets at Wimbledon

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It was a bittersweet win for Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Monday, as she defeated her big sister Venus, 6-4, 6-3.

Having already won the Australian and French Opens, Williams is now only three matches away from her third Major title of this season.

If Williams can win Wimbledon and be victorious at the U.S. Open in September, she’ll be the first woman to complete the Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. She’d also tie Graf’s record of 22 Major championships for her career. This means both ladies would be in second place to Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 titles.

“It’s hard to feel excited about [beating] someone you root for all the time no matter what and who you love so much and she’s your best friend in the world,” Serena told the Associated Press. “It’s never easy, but you just play for the competition and enjoy the moment.”

Each Williams sister has won Wimbledon five times.

Venus was playing in her 18th Wimbledon. She’s the oldest remaining woman in the draw.

“It definitely doesn’t get easier,” Serena said. “But today I was out there and I just thought, ‘Wow, I’m 33, and she just turned 35; I don’t know how many more moments like this we’ll have.’ ”

Model Chrissy Teigen, 29, was in the stands to see the match firsthand. She posted a photo with her Grammy-winning husband, John Legend, on Instagram before the game. “Venus VS Serena! Can’t believe I finally get to watch this. Bucket list!” she wrote.