Serena Williams beat her older sister and two-time defending champion Venus Williams to take the Wimbledon women’s tennis title in London this weekend. In the fourth all-Williams final at the All England Club, Serena took her third Wimbledon crown!
The 28-year-old title winner defeated her 26-year-old sister Serena in straight sets on Centre Court.
“She played so awesome, it was really a task to beat her,” Venus told reporters.
“She was a little better today,” Serena added about their duel. “It didn’t work out the way I planned…[I am] happy at least one of us was able to win.”
Who should you place your bets on when Serena and Venus Williams go head to head at the Wimbledon final on Saturday? Let’s take a look at the necessary (and unnecessary) stats of these dueling sisters:
Serena has beat her older sister in the 2002 and 2003 Wimbledon finals, yet Venus has won the title four other times and will be defending it this weekend.
Non-Wimbledon wise, Serena has won eight Grand Slam titles, while Venus has won a whopping fourteen.
Now, let’s get off the court…
They both have their own clothing lines: Venus (who holds an associate degree in fashion) partnered with clothing chain Steve and Barry’s to design EleVen, while Serena (who holds a lucrative contract with Nike) designs and models for her line Aneres
Venus also has the company, V Starr Interiors, which designed the set of the Tavis Smiley Show, and Serena has appeared in the TV shows My Wife and Kids, ER, Law and Order: SVU, and a music video for rapper Common—with whom she has been romantically linked.
Serena’s celebrity life may give her an advantage over her sister, but it is Venus who has played an active role in the campaign for women and men to receive equal prize money at the French Open and Wimbledon.
Whichever Williams you place your money on, neither of them will go home empty-handed as the winner will collect almost $1.5 million and the runner-up will receive $750,000.