Steffi Graf vs Serena Williams Head to Head

Steffi Graf and Serena Williams played each other two times on the WTA Tour with their H2H standing at one win each (1-1).

Their last match was in the Final of the 1999 Indian Wells tennis tournament with Williams winning the match in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

The first Graf vs Williams match was in the Round of 16 of the 1999 Sydney International which was won by Graf in three sets 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

Steffi Graf vs Serena Williams Head to Head

Serena Williams vs Steffi Graf H2H

Their H2H is tied at one win each (1-1), with Steffi winning their first match in Sydney and Serena winning their second and final match in Indian Wells, with both matches going to three sets.

1999Indian WellsFinalHardS.Williams6-3, 3-6, 7-5
1999WTA SydneyRound of 16HardS.Graf6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Below are highlights from their last match in the Indian Wells final in 1999.

Head to Head by Tournament

They played each other in two different tournaments (BNP Paribas Open and Sydney International) with their H2H at each of these tournaments detailed below.

TournamentMatchesGraf WinsWilliams WinsH2H
BNP Paribas Open1010-1
Sydney International1101-0

Head to Head by Court Surface

Both of their matches were on outdoor hard courts and they never faced each other on a clay, grass, or indoor carpet court.

Court SurfaceMatchesGraf WinsWilliams WinsH2H


How many times did they play each other?

They played each other a total of two times on the WTA Tour (1999 BNP Paribas Open, and 1999 Sydney International).

Did Serena ever beat Graf in Singles?

Yes, she beat Steffi in the 1999 Indian Wells singles final (6-3, 3-6, 7-5).

Did Steffi ever beat Serena in Singles?

Yes, Steffi beat Williams in a round of 16 match (6-2, 3-6, 7-5) at the Sydney International in 1999.

What is their Grand Slam H2H Record?

They never met in a grand slam tournament.

Who has more grand slams, Serena or Steffi?

Serena (23) has won one more grand slam singles title than Steffi (22) but Steffi won all four grand slam singles titles in 1988 to achieve a calendar grand slam, which is something that Serena did not achieve during her career.