Venus Williams Wins 700th Career Match [Chart]
by Tom Gainey | September 29th, 2015, 9:47 am

She’s 35 and she’s still winning matches. After beating Agnieszka Radwanska yesterday, Venus Williams continued to impress beating Julia Georges 64, 63 in the second round at Wuhan.

The win was extra special because it was Venus’s 700th career match victory, putting her in an elite club.

700 Or More Match Wins On The WTA
Martina Navratilova – 1442
Chris Evert – 1309
Steffi Graf – 902
Virginia Wade – 839
Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario – 759
Lindsay Davenport – 753
Conchita Martínez – 739
Serena Williams – 737
Venus Williams – 700

“I’m glad nobody told me before – I would have been a little bit nervous,” Venus said. “It was a good match, a quality player. I had never played her before, so that was also an experience in itself.

“I was thinking, ‘How long would it take me to get to 800 now?’ Maybe that was my first thought!” she added. “But it’s been a great 700 wins along the way.”

A 14-year-old Venus won her first career match about 21 years ago when she beat Shaun Stafford in the late October Oakland event in 1994!

Little sister Serena still leads by 37 matches after she reached 700 earlier this year beating another German Sabine Lisicki in Miami. But Venus will have a chance to add to her total against Carla Suarez Navarro in the next round.

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15 Comments for Venus Williams Wins 700th Career Match [Chart]

MMT Says:

A great milestone for a great player – very nice to see. Amazing that she’s done it for 21 years: Richard Williams did a very good job, indeed.

RZ Says:

Very surprised that Venus Williams had never played A. Radwanska before.

jane Says:

congrats to venus!

Gypsy Gal Says:

Congrats to Venus quite the achievement….
RZ i thought they did at the FO last year?….

SG1 Says:

Would never have guessed Venus and Serena were so close in terms of match wins.

Martina is just way up there! I’ve always felt Martina could beat anyone from any era. Such a phenomenal athlete.

And even Chris doesn’t get her props. 1309 wins. An enormous number.

I’m actually surprised Steffi didn’t win a 1000 matches having 22 majors under her belt. Tells you how tough the tour really is.

RZ Says:

@GG – Sorry, I misread the article and Venus’s quote as saying she hadn’t played Radwanska before. But she was referring to Julia Georges. Makes a lot more sense!

jalep Says:

Surprised Aga even played in Wuhan. She had to work hard for the trophy in Tokyo. Then she was scheduled so soon in Wuhan and vs Venus.

Congrats to Venus!

FedExpress Says:

muguruza slaughtered ivanovic in the last two sets

kvitova also out. haleps tournaments to lose from now on

FedExpress Says:

hahaha halep also out

wta is a club for mental midgets

FedExpress Says:

kvitova lost the 1st from 4-0 up

halep lost after having a 5-1 lead in the 3rd

jalep Says:

Konta didn’t slaughter Halep. Simona got a set but yeah, I went back to sleep thinking okay my girl Simona’s got this. Something went wrong! But congrats to Konta…

Petra and Ana?? Didn’t see the matches. Watching Angie and Camila…Camila has only one gear lol, kill the ball. It’s either a winner or an unforced error.

Wuhan = 900 points for the winner. Not a small beans tournament.

jalep Says:

The only other big points tournament left on the calendar is 1000 point Beijing – all other tournaments left are 470’s and 280’s.

Gosh, if Camila Giorgi would only hit more ball inside the court!

jalep Says:

Giorgi – 38 unforced errors and 32 winners…she’s just too trigger happy. Kerber wins.

Kerber into QF.

Muguruza v Schmiedlova might be a good QF match – Venus v Konta, too.

Karolina Pliskova towers over Roberta Vinci but Vinci is surfing a big wave of confidence :D

Bencic and Azarenka have leg injuries.

Colin Says:

Anyone watching the Johanna/Venus match? I can’t watch but I’m following the score. Venus won the first set 6-4, Johanna won the second 6-3.

Surprisingly, only one ace apiece so far. Johanna is making a habit of reeling in someone who seems to have her beaten.

Where’s Wog Boy? He should be interested in the progress of the Aussie-born Konta.

RZ Says:

@Colin – I checked the score when Johanna was up 5-3 in the final set but Venus had break point. Once the score got to 5-5, I figured Jo’s glorious run would be over. But still another fantastic week for her and I hope her success continues. A few more weeks like this and she’ll be in the top 30 soon.

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