Wimbledon 2009 Finals: Venus Williams vs. Serena Williams


Five-time champion Venus Williams takes on younger sister Serena on Centre Court for the 2009 Wimbledon final.

Venus beat World No.1 Dinara Safina to advance to the championship, while Serena overcame a tough Elena Dementieva to reach her fifth final at SW19. The sisters are tied 10–10 in head-to-head results, and two-two in grass court matches. The younger Williams has won two of their three Wimbledon finals, but Venus has succeeded in three of the last four Wimbledon titles.

The match will feature the remarkable precision of Venus, who has not lost a set at the All-England Club since her third-round contest in 2007, against the persistent, in-your-face aggression and arduous serve of Serena. They are both great challengers and will definitely bring their best games.

The match starts at 14:00 London (09:00 ET).

UPDATE: Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Saturday for her third Wimbledon title and 11th Grand Slam championship.

By taking the title for the first time in six years, Serena stopped five-time champion Venus from becoming the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1991-93 to win Wimbledon three years in a row. The Williams sisters have won eight of the 10 Wimbledon singles titles this decade.