The first Steffi Graf vs Venus Williams match was in the third round of the Acura Classic in Manhattan Beach, California in 1996 with Graf winning the match 6-4, 6-4.
Since then, Steffi Graf and Venus Williams have played each other a total of five times with Graf leading their head to head 3-2.
The last time they played each other was in the quarterfinals of the 1999 Wimbledon Championships, with Graf winning the match in three sets (6-2 3-6 6-4).
Steffi Graf vs Venus Williams H2H Stats
|Steffi Graf||vs||Venus Williams|
|60% (3/5)||Winning Percentage||40% (2/5)|
|2||Matches won on a hard court||1|
|0||Matches won on carpet||1|
|0||Matches won on clay||0|
|1||Matches won on grass||0|
|0||Matches won in Finals||0|
|1||Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments||0|
Steffi Graf vs Venus Williams Head to Head Stats
Head to Head at the Grand Slams
Steffi Graf and Venus Williams only played each other once in a grand slam tournament (1999 Wimbledon Championships).
Graf won their only grand slam H2H in three sets (6-2 3-6 6-4).
Head to Head by Court Surface
Three of their matches were played on hard courts, once on grass, and once on carpet.
They never played each other in a clay court tournament.
Head to Head on Hard Courts
Steffi Graf and Venus Williams played each other a total of three times on hard courts with Graf winning their Head to Head on this court surface 2-1.
|1999||Miami Masters||Semifinals||V.Williams||6-2, 6-4|
|1999||Sydney International||Quarterfinals||Graf||4-6, 6-2, 6-4|
|1996||Acura Classic||3rd Round||Graf||6-4, 6-4|
Head to Head on Grass Courts
Their match in the quarterfinals of the 1999 Wimbledon Championships was their only meeting on grass.
Graf won their only grass court H2H 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to win their grass court head to head 1-0.
Head to Head on Carpet Courts
Steffi Graf and Venus Williams’s only match on a carpet court was in the semifinals of the Faber Grand Prix in Hanover in 1999.
Venus Williams won the match in three sets 6-3 3-6 6-3.
Steffi Graf vs Venus Williams Matches Played per Year
Below is a summary of the matches between Steffi Graf and Venus Williams in their tennis careers.
As Steffi Graf was coming to the end of her career when Venus Williams was just starting hers, they only ended up playing each other a total of five times, over a four year period (once in 1996 and four times in 1999).
|Year||Matches Played||Graf Wins||V.Williams Wins||H2H|
Graf vs Venus 1999 Wimbledon Quarterfinals (Highlights)
Below is a highlights video from the official Wimbledon YouTube channel of the classic Graf vs Venus match in the quarterfinals of the 1999 Wimbledon.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many times did Venus Williams and Steffi Graf play each other?
Graf and Venus played each other a total of five times (1996 Acura Classic, 1999 Sydney International, 1999 Faber Grand Prix, 1999 Miami Masters, and 1999 Wimbledon).
When did Venus Williams and Steffi Graff first play each other?
Their first match was at the Acura Classic in 1996, with Graf winning the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
Did Steffi Graf and Venus Williams ever play each other on grass?
Yes, they played each other once on grass (1999 Wimbledon Quarterfinals), with Graf winning the match 6-2 3-6 6-4.