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    Venus Williams' Emotional Reaction To Winning Will Warm Your Heart

    Venus is through to her first Grand Slam final since 2009.

    Venus Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She's honestly just fantastic.

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    Now she's proved it once again by winning her Australian Open semi-final in three sets and reaching her first Grand Slam final since 2009.

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    She beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 6-2 6-3. The last time Venus reached a Grand Slam final was Wimbledon in 2009, and her last Australian Open final was 14 years ago, in 2003.

    And let's just say her reaction was beautifully priceless.

    .@Venuseswilliams is through to the women's final #AusOpen

    In her post-match interview, Venus couldn't stop smiling.

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    And she made it clear that she wants to keep going.

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    Venus's win is all the more heartwarming because it looked like she might've been close to retiring only a few years back.

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    Williams was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome in 2011, which saw her ranking drop to 103. She hadn't been ranked outside of the top 50 since 1997.

    Obviously the internet was super happy for Venus and people were pretty emotional about it.

    Venus Williams’ reaction after match point might be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen on a tennis court.

    When you have overcome everything. Congratulations @Venuseswilliams. #AusOpen #AustralianOpen

    Omg I love Venus Williams so much...she's worked HARD for this. FINALS!! YES!! #AusOpen

    I love Venus Williams' unbridled joy at reaching another grand slam final — her 1st in 8 years — at age 36

    Find something in your life to celebrate like Venus Williams

    And of course, Serena Williams also had some lovely words to say about her big sister.

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    Serena won her semi-final match too, and people are super excited for a vintage Williams sister final.

    Holy sh*t. It's Serena Williams vs Venus Williams in the Aussie Grand Slam finale.

    The Williams' sisters are like fine wine. They get better with age. Congrats @serenawilliams & @Venuseswilliams on making it to the #AusOpen

    Serena Williams & Venus Williams are both in the final. Retweet to get this Black Girl Magic flowing. #AusOpen

    We're just happy to see Venus happy.

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