Venus vs Serena H2H Stats

The first Venus vs Serena match was in the round of 64 at the 1998 Australian Open with Venus winning the match 7-6, 6-1.

In total, the Williams sisters have played each other a total of 31 times with Serena leading their head to head record 19-12.

The last time Serena and Venus played each other was in the second round of the 2020 Top Speed Open in Nicholasville, Kentucky with Serena winning the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Venus vs Serena H2H Stats

Venus vs Serena Williams H2H Stats

Venus WilliamsvsSerena Williams
1980Year born1987
AmericanNationalityAmerican
Right handedPlaysRight handed
Two handed backhandBackhandTwo handed backhand
12Matches won19
39% (12/31)Winning Percentage61% (19/31)
9Matches won on a hard court13
1Matches won on clay2
2Matches won on grass4
3Matches won in Finals9
5Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments11

Venus vs Serena Head to Head Stats

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

Venus and Serena played each other a total of sixteen times in grand slam tournaments (three times at the Australian Open, once at the French Open, six times at Wimbledon, and six times at the US Open) with Serena leading their grand slam H2H 11-5.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2018US Open3rd RoundSerena6-1, 6-2
2017Australian OpenFinalSerena6-4, 6-4
2015US OpenQuarterfinalsSerena6-2, 1-6, 6-3
2015Wimbledon4th RoundSerena6-4, 6-3
2009WimbledonFinalSerena7-6, 6-2
2008US OpenQuarterfinalsSerena7-6, 7-6
2008WimbledonFinalVenus7-5, 6-4
2005US Open4th RoundVenus7-6, 6-2
2003WimbledonFinalSerena4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2003Australian OpenFinalSerena7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2002US OpenFinalSerena6-4, 6-3
2002WimbledonFinalSerena7-6, 6-3
2002French OpenFinalSerena7-5, 6-3
2001US OpenFinalVenus6-2, 6-4
2000WimbledonSemifinalsVenus6-2, 7-6
1998Australian Open2nd RoundVenus7-6, 6-1

Head to Head by Court Surface

To date, they have played twenty-two times on hard courts three times on clay, and six times on grass.

Head to Head on Hard Courts

Serena and Venus have played each other a total of twenty-two times on hard courts with Serena leading their H2H record on hard courts 13-9.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2020Top Seed Open2nd RoundSerena3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2018US Open3rd RoundSerena6-1, 6-2
2018WTA Indian WellsRound of 32Venus6-3, 6-4
2017Australian OpenFinalSerena6-4, 6-4
2015US OpenQuarterfinalsSerena6-2, 1-6, 6-3
2014Canadian MastersSemifinalsVenus6-7, 6-2, 6-3
2009WTA FinalsFinalSerena6-2, 7-6
2009WTA FinalsRRVenus5-7, 6-4, 7-6
2009Miami OpenSemifinalsSerena6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2009WTA DubaiSemifinalsVenus6-1, 2-6, 7-6
2008WTA FinalsRRSerena5-7, 6-1, 6-0
2008US OpenQuarterfinalsSerena7-6, 7-6
2008WTA BangaloreSemifinalsSerena6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2005US Open4th RoundVenus7-6, 6-2
2005Miami OpenQuarterfinalsVenus6-1, 7-6
2003Australian OpenFinalSerena7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2002US OpenFinalSerena6-4, 6-3
2002Miami OpenSemifinalsSerena6-2, 6-2
2001US OpenFinalVenus6-2, 6-4
2001WTA Indian WellsSemifinalsSerenaWalkover
1999Grand Slam CupFinalSerena6-1, 3-6, 6-3
1999Miami OpenFinalVenus6-1, 4-6, 6-4
1998Australian Open2nd RoundVenus7-6, 6-1

Head to Head on Clay Courts

Venus and Serena Williams have played each other three times on clay with Serena leading the Head to Head on clay 2-1.

Their H2H record on clay does not include a walkover that Venus received against Serena at the 2019 Rome Open.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2019Rome OpenRound of 32VenusWalkover
2013WTA CharlestonSemifinalsSerena6-1, 6-2
2002French OpenFinalSerena7-5, 6-3
1998Rome OpenQuarterfinalsVenus6-1, 6-3

Head to Head on Grass Courts

Serena leads her head to head over Venus on grass 4-2 with all six of their grass matches being played at the Wimbledon Championships.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2015Wimbledon4th RoundSerena6-4, 6-3
2009WimbledonFinalSerena7-6, 6-2
2008WimbledonFinalVenus7-5, 6-4
2003WimbledonFinalSerena4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2002WimbledonFinalSerena7-6, 6-3
2000WimbledonSemifinalsVenus6-2, 7-6

Venus vs Serena Matches Played per Year

Below is a summary of the matches played by year between Venus and Serena to date.

Venus dominated their H2H to begin with, winning 5 of their first 6 encounters but from 2002 Serena began to reverse this and now leads their H2H 18-12.

YearMatches PlayedSerena WinsVenus WinsH2H (Serena vs Venus)
1998220-2
19992111-3
2000111-4
2001111-5
2002445-5
2003227-5
20047-5
2005227-7
20067-7
20077-7
200843110-8
200953213-10
201013-10
201113-10
201213-10
20131114-10
20141114-11
20152216-11
201616-11
20171117-11
201821118-12
201918-12
20201119-12
202119-12
202219-12

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times did Venus defeat Serena?

Venus beat Serena a total of twelve times in her career to date (1998 Australian Open, 1998 Rome Open, 1999 Miami Open, 2000 Wimbledon, 2001 US Open, 2005 Miami Masters, 2005 US Open, 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 WTA Dubai, 2009 WTA Finals, 2014 Canadian Open, and 2018 Indian Wells).

How many times did Venus and Serena play each other?

Venus and Serena played each other a total of 31 times.

When did the Williams Sisters first play each other on the WTA Tour?

Their first WTA Tour match was at the Austrailian Open in 1998, with Venus winning the match 7-6, 6-1.

How many times has Serena beaten Venus?

Serena has beaten Venus a total of 19 times over the course of their tennis career.

How many finals did Serena and Venus play against each other?

Serena and Venus played against each other in 12 singles finals with Serena winning 9 and Venus winning 3. Out of the 12 finals, 7 were in a grand slam tournament (2003 and 2017 Australian Open Final, 2002 French Open Final, 2002, 2003, and 2009 Wimbledon Final, and the 2002 US Open Final.