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In winning her "Serena Slam" – the four Grand Slam tournaments in succession from the 2002 French Open – Serena beat Venus in all four finals.
The sisters and their father, Richard, who has been their coach from their earliest days, have always denied that the outcome of their matches has ever been decided by prior arrangement, but in 2001 an American publication alleged that Richard had ordered Serena to lose her match against Venus in the 2000 Wimbledon semi-finals.
What I meant was it is a unique situation for a family to be in to be playing for a Grand Slam title." When Venus was asked whether there had been family discussions before their matches she said she found the question "pretty offensive" and added: "I'm extremely professional in everything that I do on and off the court.
"I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family.
They have met only three times since 2003, with Serena's three-set victory in Bangalore in March their first meeting for three years.
Since their 2001 US Open final, which Venus won in straight sets, Serena has won all five of their meetings in Grand Slam finals, including Wimbledon in 20.
Finalist (7): 2006 - Berlin (w/Pennetta); 2005 - Sydney (w/Sugiyama), US Open (w/Pennetta); 2002 - Paris [Indoors], Indian Wells, US Open (all w/Husarova); 2001 - Moscow (w/Krasnoroutskaya). WTA Championships w/Husarova in 2002) and reached another seven finals (incl.
two Top 5 seasons, finishing 2008 at No. at No.5); was ranked No.9 when she retired on October 29, 2010.- Played WTA Championships 10 of 11 years between 20 (only year not to play was 2007, but still qualified as an alternate that year).- Reached SF or better nine times at Grand Slams: runner-up twice, at 2004 Roland Garros (l.
to Myskina in first all-Russian Grand Slam final) and 2004 US Open (l.
SINGLESWinner (16): 2010 - Sydney, Paris [Indoors]; 2009 - Auckland, Sydney, Toronto; 2008 - Dubai, Olympics, Luxembourg; 2007 - Istanbul, Moscow; 2006 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Los Angeles; 2004 - Hasselt; 2003 - Amelia Island, Bali, Shanghai; 1998 - ITF/Buchen-GER; 1997 - ITF/Istanbul 3-TUR; 1996 - ITF/Jurmula-LAT.
Finalist (16): 2010 - Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 2009 - Paris [Indoors]; 2008 - Berlin, Istanbul; 2006 - Indian Wells; 2005 - Charleston, Philadelphia; 2004 - Miami, Roland Garros, US Open, Moscow; 2002 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 2001 - Acapulco, Moscow; 2000 - Olympics. Williams 67(4) 75 86; held mp at 5-4 third set) and 2010 Roland Garros (ret. Schiavone w/left calf strain - also forced withdrawal from Wimbledon); in last Grand Slam played, reached 4r at 2010 US Open (l.
Graduated from Special Language School (French) in 1998; took English lessons in 2000 ...