Venus defeats Serena in 2001 U.S. Open final
Sept. 8, 2001 - Venus Williams hoisted her second straight U.S. Open championship trophy after beating Serena 6-2, 6-4 in the first Grand Slam final between sisters in 117 years. The match, which lasted only 69 minutes, was the 10th between sisters in a Grand Slam match during the Open era, with the older sister winning every time.
"If I was the younger sister, maybe I'd feel more joyful," Venus said. "I don't exactly feel like I've won. If I was playing a different opponent, I'd probably be a lot more joyful, but I'm happy to have won the U.S. Open again."
Venus had 19 unforced errors and Serena 36 in a match with seven service breaks. In the fourth game, Venus smashed a 109-mph serve that knocked the racket from Serena's hand. The victory was Venus' fifth in six meetings against her sister. "I'm disappointed, but only a little, because Venus won," Serena said.
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