Williams Sisters At Wimbledon: A Look Back At The Venus & Serena Rivalry

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Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams in Wimbledon Source: (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) / Getty
When the Williams sisters played each other at Wimbledon today, it was a somber demonstration of their places in the sport. This rare encounter was a contrast to over a decade ago when they would meet almost every other month. As was the case this morning, it can be difficult to watch the siblings play each other as there is only one winner. But their rivalry changed women?s tennis, and they pushed each other to become two of the greatest athletes in American history.

Here?s a list of times fans got to see the Williams sisters play at the four most-prized tournaments in the sport.

Australian Open, 1998

Their first-ever Grand Slam face off would occur in the Australian tournament early in their professional careers. In a sign of things to come in the not too distant future, Venus prevailed over her little sister 7–6(4), 6–1.


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