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  Sunday, 8 September, 2002, 00:53 GMT 01:53 UK
Serena seals Grand Slam hat-trick
US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York

Women's final
(1) S Williams (US) bt (2) V Williams (US) 6-4 6-3

Serena and Venus have played each other three times in Grand Slam finals this year
Serena and Venus pose for the cameras ahead of their third Grand Slam final meeting of the season

Venus serves 10 double faults as Serena puts her under intense pressure
Two double faults by Venus in the ninth game of the first set allow Serena to break her sister's serve

Serena takes the first set and starts well in the second
Serena presses home her early advantage and takes the first set 6-4

Serena breaks Venus twice early in the second set to develop an unassailable lead
Things get worse for Venus at the start of the second set as Serena breaks her twice to race into a 4-1 lead

Venus was aiming for a hat-trick of US Open wins
Venus looks like she needs a breather after being on the end of some superb shots

Serena lost in the US Open final last year
Venus fights back to 5-3 but another double fault in the ninth game gives Serena the title
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