Feedback
News

Venus and Serena Williams: The Sister Slam By The Numbers

Should Venus Let Her Sister Serena Win at the US Open? 1:10

On Tuesday evening, Venus and Serena Williams sisters will meet in the quarterfinals of the 2015 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York City.

Much is at stake for both parties, as Serena attempts to become the first player in 27 years to win all four major titles in a single season, and Venus seeks to win her first major in 7 years.

On the whole denying-your-sister-history thing, Venus explained the internal dilemma:

“I don’t think anyone wants to be a spoiler. I think people love to see history being made,” she said in a recent interview. “No one is out to be a spoiler, but at the same time, you’re focused on winning your match, even though the circumstances are really much different.”

Serena and Venus Williams to Face-Off at US Open 1:34

PHOTOS - Serena Vs. Venus: A look back at the Williams Sisters' Rivalry at The U.S. Open

Image: WILLIAMS
Serena Williams, left, and her siter Venus appear in a milk advertisemen wearing milk mustaches in this handout photo. (AP Photo/Milke Processor Education Program) Anonymous / ASSOCIATED PRESS

How do Venus and Serena stack up against each other? Here's a breakdown:

Venus Williams

  • Age: 35 (born June 17, 1980)
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Year Turned Pro: 1994
  • Current Ranking: #23 (August 31, 2015)
  • Prize Money: $31,007,596
  • Olympic Medals: 4 Gold
  • Singles Titles: 46
  • Doubles Titles: 21
  • Grand Slams: 7
  • Twitter Followers: 1,293,475 (@Venuseswilliams)
  • Facebook Fans: 1,977,885
  • Degrees: 2 [B.S. in Business Administration, Indiana University East (2015); Associates in Fashion Design, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (2007)]

Serena Williams

  • Age: 33 (born September 26, 1981)
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in
  • Year Turned Pro: 1995
  • Current World Ranking: #1 (August 31, 2015)
  • Prize Money: $73,293,424 (#1 all-time among women)
  • Forbes List: #47 - World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2015

  • Olympic Medals: 4 Gold
  • Singles Titles: 69
  • Doubles Titles: 22
  • Grand Slams: 21
  • Twitter Followers: 5,312,904 (@serenawilliams)
  • Facebook Fans: 3,548,851
  • Schools Built: 2 (The Serena Williams Secondary School and The Wee Secondary School in Kenya)

PHOTOS: A Grand Slam Grow Up: See Serena Williams' Iconic Moments

The quarterfinal match between Venus and Serena is Tuesday evening (Sept. 8) at 7pm at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Image: Wimbledon Championships
Serena Williams, right, walks off court with her sister Venus whom she defeated in their fourth round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London on July 6, 2015. ANDY RAIN / EPA file