REX/Shutterstock

Venus Williams Lost To Serena At Australian Open Championship

By
Ad failed to load

Like, FOR SURE, we'd all love to be Serena Williams, but after an incredibly moving, affectionate and graceful speech after losing the Australian Open Championship to her little sister, Venus Williams just might be my new superhero.

On Saturday, Serena championed over Venus, beating her in straight sets to take home her 23rd Grand Slam title.

After the match and a long hug, Venus took the podium to thank God and her family and to praise Serena for all of her accomplishments and achievements.

Ad failed to load

Venus began, "Serena Williams. That's my little sister, guys," to enormous applause.

She continued,

Ad failed to load
Congratulations Serena on number 23, I have been right there with you. Some of them I have lost against you. I guess that's weird but it's true. But it's been an awesome thing, your win has always been my win, I think you know that. And all the times I wouldn't be there, couldn't be there or didn't get there, you were there. I'm enormously proud of you, you mean the world to me.

UGH. VENUS. YOU BEAUTIFUL POET.

Following Venus, Serena was called to the podium as "the legendary Serena Williams," and echoed back her sister's sentiments of love and support.

Ad failed to load

She said,

I really would like to take this moment to congratulate Venus, she is an amazing person. There is no way I would be at 23 without her, there is no way I would be at one without her, there's no way I would have anything without her. She is my inspiration. She's the only reason I am standing here today and the only reason that the Williams sisters exist, so thank you Venus for inspiring me to be the best player I can be and inspiring me to work hard... She deserves an incredible round of applause... and I don't like the word comeback, she never left.
Ad failed to load

I cried. You cried. We all cried.

REX/Shutterstock

The win gears Serena up to take the No. 1 ranking and gives her the Open Era record for career Grand Slams.

Ad failed to load

Citations: WATCH: Venus, Serena show sisterly love in Australian Open podium speeches (Sports Illustrated)

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & It Will Fill Your Heart With Inspiration

Get excited, because the moment you've all been long waiting for has finally arrived. As of June 21, the sun will enter wistful, emotional, and highly intuitive Cancer, cannonballing us into the summer season with a splash. Prepare to feel your heart…
By Roya Backlund

Here's What Dads Really Think About Being Asked For Their Daughters' Hand In Marriage

The tradition of your partner asking your father for your hand in marriage before they propose might feel like an antiquated ritual to some couples, but for others, asking permission is an important sign of respect going into the marriage. Every roma…
By Jamie Kravitz

This Is Who You Were In Another Life, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If you believe in the cosmos, then chances are, you also believe in reincarnation. In case you were not aware, your zodiac sign can help determine who you were in a past life. Surely the concept of living more than one life can be almost unfathomable…
By Valerie Mesa

7 Things That Are Keeping You From Being Carefree In Your 20s

In your 20s, being totally carefree is way easier said than done. One day, you're pumped about the decade and the independence that comes with it, and then you're tangled in all of your adult responsibilities, trying to figure out who you want to be.…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

A "Sistermoon" Is The Girls' Getaway You & Your Number One Have Been Sleeping On

Have you ever heard of a "sistermoon?" Well, before you hit up Google to see what celestial event is on the way, it has nothing to do with a show that's taking place in the night sky. A sistermoon is an annual getaway you take with your sis to streng…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & It's All About Expressing Yourself

Although summer doesn't officially begin until the solstice on June 21, traces of the season are swirling through the air this week. With Mercury entering Cancer on June 12 and Venus entering Leo on June 13, it's clear the planets are feeling as impa…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Most Psychic & Their Sixth Sense Is On Point

There are a myriad of ways that we perceive our surroundings. We as humans were given five senses upon birth, including sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. Each reveals a uniquely astonishing layer of our world, bringing with it a vivid sensation …
By Roya Backlund

The Unpredictable Bucket List Every 20-Something Needs To Accomplish Before 30

Checking off things on your bucket list should be a top priority in your 20s. It's a decade where you dare to dream big, but also do everything you can to ensure those dreams come true. You're not afraid to stray away from the conventional paths of l…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

The Most Peaceful Places On The Planet To Vacation For Complete Relaxation

Self-care is crucial. When's the last time you took some time to yourself? Sometimes, you've gotta take a step back from life's daily demands and relax. There's nothing wrong with taking a break so that you can come back feeling better than ever. You…
By Ciara Johnson

These 7 Zodiac Signs Might Have A Tough Time With Summer Romance

Some seasons, love is in fashion. Other times, it's out. If you think that summer ought to be the season of love every year without fail, guess again. Some summers are meant for you to be in partnership solely with your self. If your sign's love horo…
By Cosmo Luce

The Best Yoga Retreats In The U.S. Will Help You Unplug & Unwind On Your Next Vacation

In 2017, I went on my very first yoga retreat in California, and it was completely magical, to say the least. And though my ultimate dream is going on a retreat in Bali or Thailand, the yoga getaway I attended right here in the United States was actu…
By Georgina Berbari

Your June Horoscope Is Here & It's Flowing With Intense Positive Energy

June has officially arrived and with it, the soft flutterings of summertime. This is the month where constrictions are loosened and your soul breaks free from its confines, making you eager to explore the great beyond. As of May 20, we've left the st…
By Roya Backlund

The Travel Accessory You Need This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Leaving behind your hometown and exploring the great beyond is one of the most important things you'll ever do in your lifetime. It breaks the monotony of your daily routine, pushes you out of your comfort zone, and forces you to appreciate a world c…
By Roya Backlund

6 Commitment-Free Ways To Change Up Your Look After A Breakup, If You Feel Like It

I'm married and not breaking up (I just had to clarify before I get a call from my husband wondering what's going on). However, if for some reason we ever did separate (again, not happening!), I've imagined I'd have this Eat, Pray, Love moment where …
By Stephanie Montes

Cherry Print Is One Of Summer's Biggest Fashion Trends & It's So Much Sweeter Than Florals

If there's one thing that I've had my eye on this summer it's a cool, flirty cherry-print dress. Along with versatile black tops and blue denim, the color red has become a staple in my wardrobe this year and anytime I can infuse it into my daily look…
By Ariana Marsh

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound
)}