One of the most legendary and famous women’s tennis rivalries is the Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova Rivalry and this is the rivalry that put female tennis on the map for so many tennis fans around the world. Both of these players are some of the best of all time and Serena Williams is the greatest of all time. Maria Sharapova was one of the few players who was as good and famous as Serena.
Their rivalry spans 15 years from.2004-2019 and these two incredible women have faced each other 22 times and although the head to head is one sided no one can deny that Maria Sharapova pushed Serena Williams to the limit and she has also won 5 Grand Slam titles in her career.
So, let’s celebrate one of the defining rivalries in women’s tennis history
Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova Head to Head in Grand Slams
Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova happened at the Grand Slam stage for 9 times which is a lot for a single pair in women’s tennis because there are so many great players. These 2 inspired so many young females to take up tennis. Their first meeting in a Grand Slam was the 2004 Wimbledon Final and Maria Sharapova won that match in straight sets. After that it was the Serena Williams show as she won all the other 8 Matches which include the 2007 Australian Open Final , 2013 French Open Final and the 2015 Australian Open Final which Serena Williams won.
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Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova Other Head to Head
Other than the 9 Matches they had at Grand Slams , they have also played 13 other matches and Serena Williams has won 12 out of the 13 matches and Maria Sharapova has won 1 match. They have played each other at the WTA Tour Championships as well as the 2012 Olympics Final which Serena Williams won thus winning the Gold Medal for her nation. They have played across the world from the USA to Madrid to Doha and China and the fans everywhere have enjoyed their exceptional tennis skills.
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The following is an illustration of their Head to Head:
WTA Tour Championships
WTA Tier 1/Premier Mandatory/Premier 5
WTA Tier 2/Premier