Venus Trumps Serena in All-Williams Wimbledon Final
In a turn-around from many of their historically dificult-to-watch head-to-heads, sisters Venus and Serena Williams put on a no-holds-barred fight in the Saturday Wimbledon final, with the elder Venus successfully defending her title 7-5, 6-4.
It was the first title of the year for Venus.
Neither sister would give during the almost-two-hour spectacle, with one game lasting seven deuces and 14 minutes.
“I can’t believe it’s five,” said Venus of her fifth Wimbledon title in seven finals, and unfailingly producing public relations on the difficulty of playing her sister. “When you play Serena Williams, five seems so far away.”
Serena appearance-wise and statistically played a cleaner game than Venus with fewer unforced errors and more winners, but Venus stepped up on the big points, coverting on four of her seven break point chances. Serena by contrast created 13 break point opportunities, converting on two.
“I think I was maybe a little bit more relaxed than her,” Venus said.
The Williams sisters have now won seven of the last nine Wimbledon titles, and with the win Venus evened the career head-to-head at 8-8.
Serena, in a foul mood in her post-match conference, was nonetheless glad to a see a Williams lift the trophy.
“Venus played great this year,” Serena said on-court. “I’ve been working really hard and I’m just fighting for everything. We were just glad to be in the finals together again, we hope for it to keep happening. I’m so happy that at least one of us was able to win today. She was a little better today — it didn’t work out as I planned. But it’s definitely a great celebration for the Williams family.”
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