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Serena and Venus Wimbledon Final July 5, 2002

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Serena and Venus Williams faced each other in the final at Wimbledon on July 5, 2002. It was hardly the first time the sisters were matched in professional competition, nor was it the first time they had competed in a Grand Slam final. They passed that milestone the previous September at the U.S. Open, when Venus coasted by her little sister; 6-2 6-4. The following spring, Serena “broke back” defeating Venus at the French Open, 7-5, 6-3.

Incredibly, by the time the Williams Sisters came to center court for the final at Wimbledon, the whole thing was beginning to get a little old. The New York Times wrote “One player after another has joined a conga line for those experiencing Williams sister fatigue, each bored with the monotony of watching Venus and Serena turn the major finals into a family reunion.
Of course, their opponents are only concerned about the fans, They are worried about the audience becom¬ing weary of witnessing the same old unforced errors and awkward mo¬ments that have marked the all-Wil¬liams finals of the past.”

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The balance of power in the Williams household has shifted. It’s Serena who’s in command now.
Serena beat older sister Venus in straight sets for the Wimbledon title Saturday in the best of their all-in-the-family Grand Slam finals so far.
In a match featuring ferocious hitting by both players, Serena outslugged Venus 7-6 (4), 6-3 for her first Wimbledon championship and third major title.

Serena defeats defending champion Venus Williams
In 2002, Venus Williams was the two-time defending champion at Wimbledon. It would also be the last year that she would hold more Grand Slam titles than her baby sister.
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