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When Venus and Serena first played each other …



Serena Williams Venus Williams young

January 1998, Venus defeats Serena 7-6 6-1 in the Australian Open 2nd round. Fast forward 19 years and 26 H2H meetings later: the two sisters will meet again, at the highest level: the AO2017 final.

  • 17 year old Martina Hingis had just become youngest ever World No.1
  • Roger Federer was yet to play a match at senior level
  • Milos Raonic was celebrating his 7th birthday
  • Michael Jordan had not yet won his last NBA championship
  • Google did not exist
  • MP3 players did not exist
  • Intel launches ground breaking 333 MHz Pentium II Processor
  • Internet Explorer becomes the No.1 web browser at the expense of Netscape
  • The accelerated expansion of the Universe was still unknown
  • There was no EURO currency
  • Frank Sinatra was still alive
  • Seinfeld was the No.1 show on television
  • Titanic was killing it in theaters
  • When Nokia 3310 was launched, Venus and Serena had already met 5 times and owned 3 singles Grand Slam titles between them

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3 Responses

  1. Super! The history of tenis…:)

  2. the last one is incredible

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