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Venus defeats Serena in 2001 U.S. Open final

Updated: January 13, 2006, 11:19 AM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Match

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 ...

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