During her illustrious career, Serena Williams has had many notable rivalries on the tennis court, from the likes of Maria Sharapova to Naomi Osaka. However, her most famous rivalry was with her elder sister, Venus Williams.
The two played in some of the most memorable matches of their careers. While Venus dominated the early parts of their rivalry, Serena came back strongly to have a superior head-to-head record against Venus. Of the 31 matches played between them, Serena prevailed on 19 occasions. Earlier in her career, Serena once opened up about playing against her sister.
Serena Williams on her competition against her sister Venus Williams
During an interview, Serena talked about winning more titles than her sister. When asked if she wanted to be remembered as a better player than Venus, she said, “Honest? Jackie get in the bag, girl. Obviously I want to win more than her, but we count them together. I think so. I hope so. How else can we be remembered? To be a part of that is super cool. I mean, we’re the Williams sisters, you know.”
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponent Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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The Williams sisters have gone on to become one of the most successful siblings in the sport. While Serena has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, Venus has seven major titles in singles. Additionally, the two have also teamed up to win 14 Grand Slam doubles titles.
Serena practices on the court built by her husband
Recently, the former World Number 1 shared a picture of her practice session on the hard court. The hard court was built by her husband, Alexis Ohanian, during the pandemic lockdown, and is an official US Open surface.
After a disappointing comeback at the Wimbledon Championships, Serena is eying a good performance in the US Open swing. She’ll be playing in the National Bank Open in Toronto and the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati before the US Open.