The Williams sisters rivalry in numbers

Sport360 staff 09:05 27/01/2017
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Who will win the 2017 Australian Open?

The incredible American sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, will face each other in Saturday’s Australian Open showpiece, having last contested a slam final at Wimbledon in 2009.

Seldom has sport seen two siblings achieve such success and here, we look at some of the staggering numbers behind the sisters’ dynasty.

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44 – Saturday’s match will be the 44th grand slam final the pair have contested either together or against another player. It will be Serena’s 29th and Venus’ 15th.

22 – Serena’s current total of grand slam wins. She sits tied with Steffi Graf as the second-most decorated player of all-time. Margaret Court leads the way with 24, but 23 for Serena would be the best in the Open era.

7 – Slams won by Venus, the last being Wimbledon in 2008 when she beat Serena in two sets. Since then, struggles with Sjogren’s syndrome – an autoimmune disease – have slowed her down.

9 – Saturday will be the ninth meeting between them in slam finals, Serena leads that rivalry 6-2.

71 – Their combined aged – Venus is 36 and Serena 35 – make this the oldest women’s grand slam in the Open era, with Venus the oldest Australian finalist.

27 – Total career meetings, with Serena ahead 16-11.

13 – Slams won together in doubles.

120 – Career singles titles, with Serena winning 71 and Venus 49.

92 – Million pounds of career earnings, Serena with £65m and Venus £27m.

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