US Open: Serena and Venus Williams, legendary rivalry – rts.ch
In her 27-year profession, Serena Williams’ largest rival on the circuit has been her personal sister, Venus, who’s 15 months her senior.
From Roland-Garros 2001 to the Australian Open 2002, just one identify is discovered within the last of the Grand Slam tournaments: Williams. 4 finals in a row between the 2 sisters. And already, Serena imposes herself as the perfect of the 2, by successful all of them. The primary of her two “Serena Slams”, i.e. 4 rank Majors over two calendar years.
In whole, Venus and Serena have confronted one another 31 instances, for 12 victories for the eldest and 19 for the youngest. Venus is the opponent Serena has confronted most frequently, and vice versa. And on 9 events, they discovered themselves within the last of a Main, for 7 victories for Serena, 2 for Venus.
His sister, a further motivation
Figures that say quite a bit in regards to the place they’ve occupied on the prime of the ladies’s circuit. Their wholesome rivalry pushes them every to surpass themselves. “I would not be Serena if it wasn’t for Venus, so thanks Venus“, has additionally launched Serena when saying goodbye.
“I do not know what I might have performed if Venus hadn’t existed. I do not even know if I might have gained a Grand Slam title or even when I might play tennis, as a result of we do every little thing collectively“, Serena additionally asserted in 2012. “Rising up, I copied Venus, every little thing she did. (…) When she turned primary, I needed to be primary. I needed to work more durable. I needed to do every little thing attainable to make it occurr.”
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