What the legendary Australian Open finalists looked like when they won their first Grand Slams

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The tennis world got their dream finals at the Australian Open, with Serena and Venus Williams set to face off in the women’s final and Roger Federer facing Rafael Nadal in the men’s final.

It is the most star-studded pair of finals ever, as the foursome have combined to win 60 Grand Slam events in their long and storied careers.

The group has also been winning Slams for a long time. Below we take a look back at what each player looked like when they won their first Grand Slam title.


Venus Williams is going for her 8th career Grand Slam title.

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In 2000, Venus was 20 years old and she won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon

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Venus also won the doubles title that year with Serena, the first of their six Wimbledon doubles championships.

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Rafael Nadal is going for his 15th career Grand Slam title.

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In 2005, Rafa was 19 years old and he won his first Grand Slam at the French Open

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After the final, Rafa let his hair down.

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Roger Federer is going for his 18th career Grand Slam title.

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In 2003, Federer was 21 years old and he won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon

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On the court, Federer wore his hair in a ponytail, with a bandanna.

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Serena Williams is going for her 23rd Grand Slam title.

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In 1999, Serena Williams was 17 years old and she won her first Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.

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In 1999, Serena and Venus also won the first of their two U.S. Open doubles titles.

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