It’s been eight years since Venus Wiliams, 36, has won Wimbledon. Is her tennis championship dry spell coming to an end? Or, will Angelique Kerber, 28, the woman who beat Venus’s sister, Serena Williams, 34, rain all over Venus’s parade and send her packing?
Venus Williams, 36, triumphantly reached the Wimbledon Semi-Finals on July 5 after beating unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. At 36, Venus has now become the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist in 22 years! And now there’s another hurdle she may have to jump: facing off against sister Serena Williams, 34, in the Ladies’ Singles Finals! Will that match happen?
Once again, it came down to this: Serena Williams, 33, faced her sister, Venus Williams, 35, in an important tennis match. The two met in the Quarterfinals of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 8. For Venus, it was a chance to win her first Grand Slam tournament since 2008. For Serena, a victory meant one step closer to making history. There could only be one winner and it was Serena!
It’s sibling rivalry at its finest as Serena Williams, 33, faces off against big sister, Venus Williams, 35, in what promises to be an epic tennis match in the quarterfinals of the prestigious US Open on Sept. 8. Can Serena overpower Venus and eventually lift the trophy, or will Venus upset the odds?
Venus Williams, 35, took on Belinda Bencic, 18, in the third round of the U.S. Open on Sept. 4 and the pressure was seriously on. For starters, Belinda, who’s from Switzerland, was actually the last person to have beaten Venus’ sister, Serena Williams, at a game of tennis so the world watched closely to see if Venus would suffer a similar fate. Ultimately, Venus came out on top and she’ll advance to the fourth round.
Venus Williams is the full package — beauty, talent AND brains! The 35-year-old is a college graduate as of August 14! After completing the last course in her online degree program this summer, Venus took her first trip to Indiana University East’s campus to accept her diploma.
On a Russian TV show, Russian tennis administrator Shamil Tarpischev referred to Venus and Serena Williams as the “Williams Brothers.” He was rightly fined a whopping $25,000, as well as suspended from “any involvement with the [Women’s Tennis Association]” for one full year. His was the maximum possible punishment. Good!