Venus vs Serena H2H Stats

Serena and Venus Williams played each other 31 times on the WTA tour with Serena leading their H2H 19-12.

Their first WTA match was in the round of 64 at the 1998 Australian Open with Venus winning the match in straight sets 7-6, 6-1.

The last time Serena and Venus Williams played each other on tour was in the second round of a WTA event in Nicholasville, Kentucky which Serena won in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Venus vs Serena H2H Stats

Venus vs Serena Head to Head

39%Winning %61%
Melbourne (1998)First WinMunich (1999)
Indian Wells (2018)Last WinLexington (2020)
7Grand Slams (Singles)23

Grand Slams

Venus Williams (or “V.W”) and Serena Williams (or “S.W”) played each other a total of sixteen times in grand slam tournaments (three times at the Australian, once at the Roland Garros, 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 RoundS.W6-1, 6-2
2017Australian OpenFinalS.W6-4, 6-4
2015US OpenQuarterfinalsS.W6-2, 1-6, 6-3
2015Wimbledon4th RoundS.W6-4, 6-3
2009WimbledonFinalS.W7-6, 6-2
2008US OpenQuarterfinalsS.W7-6, 7-6
2008WimbledonFinalV.W7-5, 6-4
2005US Open4th RoundV.W7-6, 6-2
2003WimbledonFinalS.W4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2003Australian OpenFinalS.W7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2002US OpenFinalS.W6-4, 6-3
2002WimbledonFinalS.W7-6, 6-3
2002Roland GarrosFinalS.W7-5, 6-3
2001US OpenFinalV.W6-2, 6-4
2000WimbledonSemifinalsV.W6-2, 7-6
1998Australian Open2nd RoundV.W7-6, 6-1

Head to Head by Court Surface

They played twenty-two times on hard courts, three times on clay, and six times on grass.

Hard Courts

They played each other a total of twenty-two times on hard courts with S.W. leading their H2H record on this court surface 13-9.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2020Lexington2nd RoundS.W3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2018US Open3rd RoundS.W6-1, 6-2
2018Indian WellsRound of 32V.W6-3, 6-4
2017MelbourneFinalS.W6-4, 6-4
2015US OpenQuarterfinalsS.W6-2, 1-6, 6-3
2014Canadian MastersSemifinalsV.W6-7, 6-2, 6-3
2009WTA FinalsFinalS.W6-2, 7-6
2009WTA FinalsGroup StageV.W5-7, 6-4, 7-6
2009MiamiSemifinalsS.W6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2009DubaiSemifinalsV.W6-1, 2-6, 7-6
2008WTA FinalsGroup StageS.W5-7, 6-1, 6-0
2008US OpenQuarterfinalsS.W7-6, 7-6
2008BangaloreSemifinalsS.W6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2005US Open4th RoundV.W7-6, 6-2
2005MiamiQuarterfinalsV.W6-1, 7-6
2003MelbourneFinalS.W7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2002US OpenFinalS.W6-4, 6-3
2002MiamiSemifinalsS.W6-2, 6-2
2001US OpenFinalV.W6-2, 6-4
2001Indian WellsSemifinalsS.WWalkover
1999Grand Slam CupFinalS.W6-1, 3-6, 6-3
1999MiamiFinalV.W6-1, 4-6, 6-4
1998Melbourne2nd RoundV.W7-6, 6-1

Clay Courts

They played each other three times on clay with S.W. leading the Head to Head on this court surface 2-1.

This does not include a walkover that Venus received against S.W. in Rome in 2019.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2019RomeRound of 32V.WWalkover
2013CharlestonSemifinalsS.W6-1, 6-2
2002Roland GarrosFinalS.W7-5, 6-3
1998RomeQuarterfinalsV.W6-1, 6-3

Grass Courts

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

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2015Wimbledon4th RoundS.W6-4, 6-3
2009WimbledonFS.W7-6, 6-2
2008WimbledonFV.W7-5, 6-4
2003WimbledonFS.W4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2002WimbledonFS.W7-6, 6-3
2000WimbledonSFV.W6-2, 7-6

Matches Played per Year

Venus dominated their H2H, to begin with, winning five of their first six encounters but from 2002, S.W began to reverse this and now leads their H2H 19-12.

YearMatchesS.W WinsV.W WinsH2H

Below are match highlights from the last match they played against each other in Lexington in 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times did they play each other?

They have played each other a total of 31 times on the WTA Tour.

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

Their first WTA Tour match was in Melbourne in 1998, with Venus winning the match in straight sets 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 careers.

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.