The Australian Open started and ended with Serena Williams, who not only won her seventh Australian Open title and returned to World No.1, but also won her 23rd Grand Slam title - breaking the Open Era record she'd heretofore shared with Stefanie Graf.
"It's such a great feeling to have 23," she said after defeating sister Venus Williams in the final. "It really feels great. I've been chasing it for a really long time. It feels like a really long time. When it got on my radar, I knew I had an opportunity to get there, and I'm here. I'm here.
"It's a great feeling. No better place to do it than Melbourne."
After tying Graf at Wimbledon, No.23 certainly got on her radar and was in imperious form Down Under, winning the title without losing a set through seven matches.
"My first Grand Slam started here, and getting to 23 here, but playing Venus, it's stuff that legends are made of. I couldn't have written a better story.
"I just feel like it was the right moment. Everything kind of happened. It hasn't quite set in yet, but it's really good."
The legend lives on for Serena, and it certainly helped her earn her the mantle of January's WTA Player of the Month!
Final Results for January's WTA Player Of The Month
2016 WTA Player of the Month Winners
January: Angelique Kerber
February: Carla Suárez Navarro
March: Victoria Azarenka
April: Angelique Kerber
May: Garbiñe Muguruza
June: Serena Williams
July: Simona Halep
August: Monica Puig
September: Petra Kvitova
October: Dominika Cibulkova
How it works:
Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com
Get on the Road to Singapore to see who are amongst the top 8 in the first Leaderboard update!
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