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And now, after two wins from Serena and one from the No. Their professional rivalry has now lasted more than 20 years. Serena leads the head-to-head, In almost every way you look at that record, Serena still has the advantage: Venus does, however, have some advantages.
Tennis Channel previews Venus vs. Serena, at Indian Wells: Venus took the W over Serena, who was playing her first Grand Slam tournament, in the second round of the Australian Open.
Wimbledon, ; Venus wins: Venus was victorious over little sister Serena yet again during the Wimbledon semi-finals before defeating Lindsay Davenport in the finals to win the tournament.
Open, ; Venus wins: Venus won her fourth major title by defeating Serena in finals showdown. French Open, ; Serena wins: Wimbledon, ; Serena wins: Serena is victorious in the finals over two-time defending Wimbledon champ Venus surpassing her sister to become no.
Open, ; Serena wins: Serena beats Venus in the U. Open finals to win her third Grand Slam tournament of After that, Williams played just four more matches during the season.
She reached the semifinals at the year-ending Sanex Championships after defeating Seles in the quarterfinals, but she then was forced to retire against Clijsters due to injury.
Williams finished the year ranked No. Williams started by defeating fifth seed Justine Henin to make the final of the Australian Open for the first time.
In the final, however, she lost to sister Serena. This marked the first time in the open era that the same two players had met in four consecutive Grand Slam finals.
However, shortly afterwards, she began to struggle with injury. She then suffered her earliest exit at a Grand Slam tournament in two years when she lost in the fourth round of the French Open to Vera Zvonareva.
At Wimbledon , Williams was seeded fourth. Williams defeated former champion Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals and Kim Clijsters in the semifinals to advance to her fourth consecutive Wimbledon final, where she lost again to sister Serena.
While she was recovering from the injury, her sister Yetunde Price was murdered. It was the first time in nearly six years that she had dropped out of the top In , Williams came back to the tour suffering inconsistent results.
As the third seed because of a protected ranking, she reached the third round of the Australian Open, where she lost to Lisa Raymond.
She then lost in the quarterfinals of her next three tournaments. Williams began to find her form at the beginning of the clay-court season.
She then withdrew from that match against Mauresmo due to injury. Going into the French Open , Williams had the best clay-court record among the women and was among the favorites to win the title; however, after making the quarterfinals to extend her winning streak on the surface to 19 matches, she lost to eventual champion Anastasia Myskina.
Despite her defeat, she re-entered the top Upon the conclusion of the match, he was relieved of his duties. After Wimbledon, Williams reached her fourth final of the year at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California , where she was beaten by Lindsay Davenport for the first time since Williams completed the year by losing in the quarterfinals of three indoor tournaments in the fall, a period that included defeat in her first meeting with year-old Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova at the Zurich Open.
Williams finished the year as No. In , Williams started the year by losing in the fourth round of the Australian Open to Alicia Molik. She then reached the final in Antwerp, defeating Clijsters and Myskina en route.
In the final, Williams was a set and a service break up against Mauresmo before eventually losing. Williams went on to lose in the semifinals to No.
However, at the French Open, she lost in the third round to year-old Sesil Karatantcheva , who subsequently tested positive for steroids and was suspended.
Williams was seeded 14th at Wimbledon. In the quarterfinals of the tournament, she defeated French Open runner-up Pierce in a second-set tiebreak, winning it 12—10 to make the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in two years.
There, she defeated defending champion and second-seeded Maria Sharapova to make the Wimbledon final for the fifth time in six years.
Playing top-seeded Davenport in the final, Williams saved a match point with a backhand winner en route to winning. Following Wimbledon, Williams reached her fourth final of the year in Stanford, where she lost to Clijsters.
At the US Open , Williams achieved her second consecutive win over Serena in the fourth round, but then lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Kim Clijsters.
Williams did not qualify for the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships because of an injury sustained during the tournament in Beijing.
It was the first year since that she had finished a year ranked higher than Serena. In , Williams was upset in the first round of the Australian Open by Tsvetana Pironkova , which was her earliest loss ever at that tournament.
After that loss, she did not play again for three months due to a wrist injury. She returned in late April on clay in Warsaw, where she defeated former No.
Williams was the defending champion and one of the favorites to win the singles title at Wimbledon. After the loss, Williams said that she was having pain in her left wrist, although she admitted that the injury was not the cause of her loss.
Williams finished the season as No. It was the second consecutive year she finished higher than Serena, who finished the year at No.
Williams withdrew from the Australian Open , the second consecutive Grand Slam that she had missed due to her recurring wrist injury.
Williams was ranked No. Williams was a game away from defeat in her first round match against Alla Kudryavtseva and in her third round match against Akiko Morigami she was two points away from defeat, but she eventually won both 7—5 in the third set.
She then advanced to reach her sixth Wimbledon final, after beating Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic in straight sets en route, where she defeated 18th seed Marion Bartoli also in straight sets.
Williams thus became only the fourth woman in the open era to win Wimbledon at least four times, along with Billie Jean King , Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf.
She also became the lowest-seeded Wimbledon champion in history, breaking the record she herself set in Williams returned to the top 20 as a result of the win.
However, she then lost to eventual champion Justine Henin. Williams had earned enough points during the year to qualify for the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in Madrid; however, she withdrew because of continuing problems with anemia.
In , as the eighth seed at the Australian Open, Williams reached the quarterfinals for the first time since However, she then lost to eventual runner-up Ana Ivanovic.
Williams made her first semifinal of the year at the Bangalore Open in Bangalore , India, where she met sister Serena for the first time since with Serena winning despite Williams holding a match point in the third set tie break.
Williams missed two tournaments at the beginning of the clay-court season due to undisclosed medical problems. Williams was the defending champion and seventh-seeded player at Wimbledon.
Without dropping a set, she reached her seventh Wimbledon singles final. She then won her fifth Wimbledon singles title, and seventh Grand Slam singles title overall, by beating sister Serena in straight sets.
This was the first time since that Venus and Serena had played each other in a Grand Slam final and was the first time since that Venus had defeated her in a Grand Slam final.
Williams lost in the quarterfinals of the Beijing Olympics to Li Na. At the US Open , Williams was playing some of her best tennis since dominating the circuit in , However, she was defeated in two tiebreaks by Serena the eventual tournament winner in a close quarterfinal match, after Williams had led 5—3 in both sets.
A fortnight later, Williams won the Zurich Open , defeating Ivanovic in the semifinals before defeating Pennetta in the final to claim her second title of the year and secure a position in the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in Doha, Qatar.
There, Williams defeated No. In the semifinals, Williams defeated No. The latter win meant that Williams led the head-to-head in career matches with her sister for the first time since Williams went on to defeat Virginie Razzano in the final.
This win meant Williams was ranked in the top five for the first time since , while it also marked her 40th professional singles title, only the twelfth player in the open era to achieve the feat.
This was her first title on clay since On European clay, Williams reached the semifinals in Rome before losing to No. This run meant Williams was ranked in the top three for the first time since Williams was seeded third at Wimbledon.
She advanced to her eighth Wimbledon final, at which point she had won 34 straight sets held since Wimbledon In the final, however, she lost the first set tie-break, and from then on lost in two sets to sister Serena.
The Williams sisters teamed up to win the doubles title at the tournament for the fourth time. Teaming with her sister, she played doubles and won the title, defeating Monica Niculescu and Yung-Jan Chan.
At the US Open , as the third seed, Williams made it to the fourth round before losing to Kim Clijsters in three sets.
Williams then teamed up with Serena to play doubles at the open, where they won the title over defending champions and No. She was in the maroon group which includes her sister Serena, along with Elena Dementieva and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
She lost her first match against Dementieva, and her second match against Serena- both in straight sets, after taking the first set. In the final, she lost to her sister Serena.
In doubles, Williams teamed with Serena as the second seeds. Their doubles record at the end of the year stood at 24—2. Williams finished ranked No.
Williams played at the Australian Open as the sixth seed. She defeated 17th-seeded Francesca Schiavone in the fourth round.
She was two points from defeating 16th-seeded Li Na in the quarterfinals before losing in three sets. In doubles, she teamed with her sister Serena to successfully defend their title, defeating the top-ranked team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the final.
She went onto the clay at the Abierto Mexico Telcel in Acapulco, where she was the defending champion. In the final, she defeated first-time finalist Polona Hercog from Slovenia.
This was her 43rd career title, the most among active female players. She was defeated by Kim Clijsters in the final in just 58 minutes, ending her match winning streak.
By reaching the final, her ranking improved to No. She suffered the worst defeat of her career in the quarterfinals, losing to No.
Her next tournament was the Madrid Open , a Premier Mandatory tournament. In doubles, she teamed with Serena to win the title.
On May 17, her ranking improved to No. This was the fourth time that the William sisters have occupied the top two spots, and the first time since May Her next tournament was the French Open , where she played both singles and doubles despite her knee injury.
Seeded second in singles, she advanced past the third round at this tournament for the first time since before losing to Nadia Petrova in the round of She also played doubles with Serena as the top seeds.
Their defeat of Huber and Anabel Medina Garrigues in the semifinals increased their doubles ranking to No.
By virtue of reaching the No. Her next tournament was the Wimbledon Championships , where she had reached the final the previous three years.
Despite her knee injury, she made it to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Tsvetana Pironkova. Pironkova was ranked No.
As a result, Williams dropped to No. She was the defending champion in doubles with her sister Serena, having won the tournament in the previous two years.
However, they lost this time in the quarterfinals to Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva. Williams then missed all tournaments in the US Open Series because of a left knee injury but still participated at the US Open as the third seed.
She won three matches to move into the fourth round. Williams became one of only two women in along with Caroline Wozniacki to reach at least the fourth round at all four Grand Slam singles tournaments.
Williams won the first set of their match and recovered from 5—2 down in the second set but ultimately double-faulted on a key point near the end of the match and lost in three sets.
The recovery of her left knee took longer than expected and it forced her to miss the rest of , including the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships and Fed Cup final.
She finished the year ranked eleventh in doubles. Williams began the year at the final edition of Hong Kong Tennis Classic exhibition event. She lost both her singles matches against Vera Zvonareva and Li Na , but she helped Team America to win the silver group.
At the Australian Open , Williams retired in the second game of her third round match against Andrea Petkovic after sustaining a hip muscle injury in her second round.
The injury forced Williams to pull out of the Fed Cup quarterfinal against Belgium, the Dubai Tennis Championships , and the Mexican Open, where she was the two-time defending champion in both tournaments.
She subsequently withdrew from the Miami Open causing her ranking to drop to number fifteen. She also missed the clay court season which caused her ranking to drop to number twenty-nine.
Williams then made her first appearance since the Australian Open in Eastbourne. She was seeded 23rd at the Wimbledon Championships.
She played for nearly three hours in her second round match against Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm , winning in three tough sets. As a result, her ranking dropped to one-hundred and five.
Williams did not play for the rest of the year at a competitive level; she appeared in three exhibitions tournaments in November and early December.
She played against sister Serena in Colombia, which she won in straight sets. Williams lost both her singles tie-break matches but won the doubles pairing with her sister.
This was her first year-end finish ranked outside of the top 50 since Williams was scheduled to play in Auckland in preparation for the Australian Open.
Williams was granted wildcards to participate in the Miami  and Charleston tournaments. In the second round, she defeated No. In the third round, she saved a match point and defeated Aleksandra Wozniak in a three-set tiebreaker that ended a nearly three-hour match.
In the round of 16, she bested No. Her run improved her ranking to number A week later in Charleston, she reached her second consecutive quarterfinal, where she lost in three sets to Samantha Stosur.
Williams was granted wildcards to participate in Madrid and Rome. In Madrid, she lost in the second round to Angelique Kerber , but still improved her ranking to No.
A week later in Rome, she reached her third quarterfinal of the four tournaments she had participated in with a straight-sets victory against Samantha Stosur in the third round.
She lost in the quarterfinals in straight sets to the No. At Wimbledon , Williams was unseeded for the first time since In singles, Williams defeated Sara Errani and Aleksandra Wozniak in convincing fashion to reach the third round where she faced Angelique Kerber.
She lost to Kerber in two tiebreaks despite having three set points and leading 5—1 in the tiebreak in the first set. The sisters won their third gold medal in doubles after defeating the Czech pair in straight sets.
Next, Williams played at Cincinnati where she received a singles wild card entry. She defeated her first two opponents, Maria Kirilenko and Chanelle Scheepers , in three tight sets before crushing 8th seed Sara Errani in the third round.
In the quarterfinal, she defeated her second top 10 opponent in a row Samantha Stosur in three sets to advance to her first semifinal since the US Open.
In the semifinal Williams played through a back injury, eventually losing in three sets to Li Na in a match where her average first serve was between 80—90 miles per hour.
At the US Open Williams lost in a second-round match against Angelique Kerber in three sets, despite having a 4—2 lead in the third set.
She ended the year with this ranking. Next she faced Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and won in two sets. From there Williams went onto the Australian Open , seeded 25, after missing it the previous year due to injury.
Her next tournament was Brasil Tennis Cup. She participated the tournament as the 1st seed. Reaching her first semifinal of the year, she was then defeated by Olga Puchkova in three sets.
This tournament allowed Williams to strengthen her position in the Top She retired from the Sony Open Tennis in the third round due to a lower back injury.
One week after Miami, Williams participated in Charleston as the fifth seed. After Sloane Stephens lost the opening match, Williams stepped into her spot, winning a match against Johanna Larsson, after converting on her eighth match point.
Williams then played at the French Open where she lost to Urszula Radwanska in the first round. She was also entered in Doubles with her sister Serena but pulled out just before their 1st Round match.
Williams pulled out of the Wimbledon Championships due to a back injury. It was the first time she has missed Wimbledon in her career.
At the Western and Southern Open, she defeated qualifier Jana Cepelova in straight sets, before losing in the second round to Elena Vesnina in three sets.
Her next tournament was the US Open. She was defeated by Zheng Jie in three sets. She entered the doubles with Serena Williams. In the second round, the duo beat the 7th seeded team of Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones, and defeated the 11th seeded team of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova in the third round.
In the quarterfinals, they defeated the 1st seeded team of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in a rematch of the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Their run ended in the semifinals against the 5th seeded team and eventual champions Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova. Her next tournament was the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
She defeated Mona Barthel in the first round, and upset the 1st-seeded and No. In the third round, she came back from a set down to beat the 13th seed Simona Halep in three sets to make it to the quarterfinals of the Premier 5 event.
In the quarterfinals she defeated Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in three sets but fell in the semifinals to Petra Kvitova in another three set match.
Williams subsequently played at the China Open in Beijing where she played singles and doubles. Williams lost her second round match in Singles losing to Sabine Lisicki and she also lost her first round match in Doubles despite having two match points.
Williams started her official tennis season as No. She next participated, unseeded, at the Australian Open where she lost in the first round to No.
Moving on to Doha, Williams lost to No. Williams then entered the Dubai Tennis Championships where she defeated five top players to win her biggest title since the Mutua Madrid Open in and, at 33 years and 8 months of age, became the seventh-oldest woman to win a WTA singles title.
At the French Open , Williams was upset by No. Williams played her first tournament of the US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic , where she is a two-time former champion.
In the second round, she scored her first Top victory of the year and improved her head-to-head record against Victoria Azarenka to 4—0.
In the quarterfinals, Williams lost to No. At the Rogers Cup , Williams defeated No. It was her 14th victory over a reigning No.
It was also the first time since that Williams had beaten Serena. She lost the championship match 4—6, 2—6 to No. At the US Open Williams made it to the third round for the first time since and was two points away multiple times from moving into the Round of 16 before ultimately going down to 13th-seeded Sara Errani for the first time in four meetings.
Williams then played at the Wuhan Open , where she lost in the first round to Caroline Garcia despite having held a match point. Her final tournament of the year was at the China Open , where she won her first two matches before withdrawing before the third round.
Williams ended the year ranked No. Williams started off her season at the ASB Classic , where she won her 46th career singles title by defeating Caroline Wozniacki in three sets in the final.
She ended up losing in three sets to Victoria Azarenka. Williams competed at the Miami Open , where she won against Samantha Stosur in the third round and Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round scoring her fourth top win of the season and improving her head-to-head record against Wozniacki to a perfect 7—0.