Serena Williams-Venus Williams Rivalry Facts And Numbers
by Staff | August 9th, 2014, 9:48 am
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Two powers of the game, Serena and Venus Williams, meet this afternoon in Montreal for a spot in the 2014 Rogers Cup final. They two sisters have combined for a total of 24 Grand Slam titles and overall have amassed 106 career WTA singles titles.

Venus, now 34, and Serena, 32, first meet on a professional tennis court at the 1998 Australian Open as teenagers in a match won in straight sets by 17-year-old Venus.

Here are some more facts and figures from the WTA:
- Serena and Venus have met 24 times, with Serena holding a 14-10 advantage overall, including 7-5 at Grand Slams and having won the last 5 meetings
- Serena leads 8-3 in singles finals and 4-2 in semifinals. Venus leads 5-2 in all other matches
- They also met in the 1998 Roland Garros mixed doubles final as Venus and Justin Gimelstob (USA) defeated Serena and Luis Lobo (ARG)
- Serena leads 6-3 in three-set matches
- Serena leads 8-5 in tie-breaks. In every match where a tie-break was played, the player who won the tie-break won the match. Three of those were third set tie-breaks, with Serena winning two of them
- The most lopsided scoreline was Serena’s 61 62 win in the SF at 2013 Charleston. The only 6-0 set in the series occurred in round robin action at the 2008 WTA Championships, with Venus a 57 61 60 victor
- The winner of the first set has won all but three encounters. Those were Serena’s 46 64 62 win in the 2003 Wimbledon final, Venus’ 57 61 60 win in round robin action at the 2008 WTA Championships and Serena’s 57 64 76(4) win in round robin action at the 2009 WTA Championships
- They have met three times with one of them ranked No.1 in the world and the other No.2, with Serena winning all three of those match-ups

SERENA-VENUS COMPARISON
TOTAL
SERENA
VENUS
Career Singles Titles
106
61
45
Grand Slam Singles Titles
24
17
7
Weeks at No. 1
211
200
11
Wins over World No. 1s
29
16
13
Olympic Gold Medals
8
4
4
Career Prize Money Earnings
$86.1M
56.3M
29.8M

Numbers breakdown:
Hard courts: Serena, 8–7
Clay courts: Serena, 2–1
Grass courts: Serena, 3–2
Carpet: Serena, 1–0
Grand Slam matches: Serena, 7–5
Grand Slam finals: Serena, 6–2
Year-End Championships matches: Serena, 2–1
Year-End Championships finals: Serena 1–0
All finals: Serena, 8–3

On playing her sister, Serena says:
“I definitely don’t like playing her – I think I’ve lost to her more than anyone else on the tour,” Serena said. “So it’s definitely not a fun match for me, to be honest. But she’s tough. She has a great serve. She runs every ball down. She has a great backhand. She hits winners off the forehand.

“She just does everything well, so it’s not an ideal match-up for anyone, to be honest.”

On playing Serena, Venus says:
“I have to play well. That’s pretty much it,” Venus said. “There’s no secret or science to it. I think that’s anyone who has gotten any wins against her, they’ve pretty much played the match of their life.

“Hopefully I won’t have to play the match of my life. That’s tough. But I need to play well.”

The Williams Sisters Head-to-Head breakdown:

Year Tournament City Surface Round Winner Score
1998
Australian Open Melbourne Hard 2nd Venus 7–6(4), 6–1
1999
Italian Open Rome Clay QF Venus 6–4, 6–2
1999
Lipton International Key Biscayne Hard Final Venus 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
1999
Grand Slam Cup Munich Carpet(I) Final Serena 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
2000
The Championships Wimbledon Grass SF Venus 6–2, 7–6(3)
2001
US Open New York City Hard Final Venus 6–2, 6–4
2002
NASDAQ-100 Open Key Biscayne Hard SF Serena 6–2, 6–2
2002
French Open Paris Clay Final Serena 7–5, 6–3
2002
The Championships Wimbledon Grass Final Serena 7–6(4), 6–3
2002
US Open New York City. Hard Final Serena 6–4, 6–3
2003
Australian Open Melbourne Hard Final Serena 7–6(4), 3–6, 6–4
2003
The Championships Wimbledon Grass Final Serena 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
2005
NASDAQ-100 Open Key Biscayne Hard QF Venus 6–1, 7–6(8)
2005
US Open New York City Hard Fourth Venus 7–6(5), 6–2
2008
Bangalore Open Bangalore Hard SF Serena 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(4)
2008
The Championships Wimbledon Grass Final Venus 7–5, 6–4
2008
US Open New York City. Hard QF Serena 7–6(6), 7–6(7)
2008
Sony Ericsson Doha Hard RR Venus 5–7, 6–1, 6–0
2009
Barclays Dubai Dubai Hard SF Venus 6–1, 2–6, 7–6(3)
2009
Sony Ericsson Open Key Biscayne Hard SF Serena 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
2009
The Championships Wimbledon Grass Final Serena 7–6(3), 6–2
2009
Sony Ericsson Doha Hard RR Serena 5–7, 6–4, 7–6(4)
2009
Sony Ericsson Doha Hard Final Serena 6–2, 7–6(4)
2013
Family Circle Cup Charleston Clay (g) Semifinal Serena 6–1, 6–2


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