The seventh pro matchup between Venus and Serena Williams was their first in a Grand Slam final. The 21-year-old Venus, beat the 19-year-old Serena 6-2, 6-4 to win her second U.S. Open in a row. The first prime-time U.S. Open women's final drew nearly 23 million viewers.
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2002 French Open
In a match that featured 13 service breaks, Serena defeated her older sister 7-5, 6-3. Two days later, the rankings showed Venus at No. 1 and Serena at No. 2, the first time siblings were 1-2.
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With a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory, Serena captured her first Wimbledon title, won her second Grand Slam tournament in a row and supplanted Venus as the world's top-ranked player.
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2002 U.S. Open
The third consecutive Grand Slam final between the sisters produced the same result: a straight-sets victory for Serena, who became the fifth woman to win a year's last three majors. Serena went 3-for-3 in major appearances in 2002, missing the Australian Open with an ankle injury.
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2003 Australian Open
Serena won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title, all in finals against Venus, who pushed her younger sister to three sets this time (7-6 , 3-6, 6-4).
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Venus won the first set despite playing with an abdominal injury, but Serena rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory. With her sixth Grand Slam title, Serena improved to 7-5 overall against Venus.
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Venus won her fifth title at the All England Club and avenged two earlier losses in Wimbledon finals to Serena. The 28-year-old Venus broke her sister's serve four times en route to a 7-5, 6-4 victory.
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