Serena and Venus Williams, in more than twenty years, they have won 121 singles tournaments, 4 mixed doubles tournaments and have occupied a total of more than 300 weeks at number one in singles and for eight weeks also in the doubles rankings.
After the 2002 French Open, Venus and Serena were number one and two in the singles rankings respectively. Both are part of the small group of tennis players who have won more titles than ever.
In the women’s doubles, the Williams sisters have won 14 Grand Slam events and on one occasion they have won 4 in a row (from Wimbledon 2009 to Paris 2010), but not in the same calendar year.
The results are not lacking even at the Olympics: they have won a total of four gold medals each, three of which together in the women’s doubles and one each in singles. Venus is also the tennis player, including men, with the most Olympic medals won, five.
Serena Williams: “Venus is still my hero”
They have clashed 31 times, including 9 times in a Grand Slam final. It is, therefore, the second couple that have faced each other several times in the women’s singles finals behind Chris Evert-Martina Navratilova, who have competed 14 times. Serena is ahead in the number of matches won (19-12).
Ahead of the release of King Richard, Serena had this to say about her sister Venus to Entertainment Weekly: “You see the impact that our careers have had and all the people that are coming up after myself and Venus.
There would be no Serena if there wasn’t a Venus. She was my hero and she still is my hero. She’ll do something and I’m like: I’m doing that too. She’s still my hero, she really was able to open the way for me and go through doors.
Even though I was right behind her, it’s still if you think about opening the door, for the second person it’s a lot easier. Venus is so humble, she doesn’t really take credit for that. She burst open that door and I ran through.”