Sharapova–S. Williams rivalry

Tennis players Maria Sharapova from Russia, a former world No. 1, and Serena Williams from the USA, also a former world No. 1, have met 23 times in their careers, with Williams leading the head to head 20–3. Despite the rivalry being heavily biased in Williams' favour, their rivalry is one of the most well known in women's tennis, and their matches are noted for their fierce competitiveness.[1].

Head to Head

Legend Sharapova Williams
Grand Slam 2 8
WTA Tour Championships 1 1
Olympic Games 0 1
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments 0 6
WTA Premier 5 tournaments 0 1
WTA Premier tournaments 0 3
Total 3 20

Maria Sharapova–Serena Williams (3–20)

No. Year Tournament Tier Surface Round Winner Score Sets Sharapova Williams
1. 2004 Miami Open Premier Mandatory Hard Round of 16 Williams 6–4, 6–3 2/3 0 1
2. 2004 Wimbledon Grand Slam Grass Final Sharapova 6–1, 6–4 2/3 1 1
3. 2004 WTA Tour Championships WTA Tour Championships Hard (i) Final Sharapova 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 3/3 2 1
4. 2005 Australian Open Grand Slam Hard Semifinals Williams 2–6, 7–5, 8–6 3/3 2 2
5. 2007 Australian Open Grand Slam Hard Final Williams 6–1, 6–2 2/3 2 3
6. 2007 Miami Open Premier Mandatory Hard Round of 16 Williams 6–1, 6–1 2/3 2 4
7. 2008 Charleston Open Premier Clay Quarterfinals Williams 7–5, 4–6, 6–1 3/3 2 5
8. 2010 Wimbledon Grand Slam Grass Round of 16 Williams 7–6(11–9), 6–4 2/3 2 6
9. 2011 Silicon Valley Classic Premier Hard Quarterfinals Williams 6–1, 6–3 2/3 2 7
10. 2012 Madrid Open Premier Mandatory Clay Quarterfinals Williams 6–1, 6–3 2/3 2 8
11. 2012 London Olympics Olympics Grass Final Williams 6–0, 6–1 2/3 2 9
12. 2012 WTA Tour Championships WTA Tour Championships Hard (i) Final Williams 6–4, 6–3 2/3 2 10
13. 2013 Qatar Ladies Open Premier 5 Hard Semifinals Williams 6–3, 6–2 2/3 2 11
14. 2013 Miami Open Premier Mandatory Hard Final Williams 4–6, 6–3, 6–0 3/3 2 12
15. 2013 Madrid Open Premier Mandatory Clay Final Williams 6–1, 6–4 2/3 2 13
16. 2013 French Open Grand Slam Clay Final Williams 6–4, 6–4 2/3 2 14
17. 2014 Brisbane International Premier Hard Semifinal Williams 6–2, 7–6(9–7) 2/3 2 15
18. 2014 Miami Open Premier Mandatory Hard Semifinal Williams 6–4, 6–3 2/3 2 16
19. 2015 Australian Open Grand Slam Hard Final Williams 6–3, 7–6(7–5) 2/3 2 17
20. 2015 The Championships, Wimbledon Grand Slam Grass Semifinals Williams 6–2, 6–4 2/3 2 18
21. 2016 Australian Open Grand Slam Hard Quarterfinals Williams 6–4, 6–1 2/3 2 19
22. 2018 French Open Grand Slam Clay Round of 16 Sharapova w/o 3 19
23. 2019 US Open Grand Slam Hard Round of 128 Williams 6–1, 6–1 2/3 3 20

Breakdown of the rivalry

  • Hard courts: Williams, 13–1
  • Clay courts: Williams, 4–1
  • Grass courts: Williams, 3–1
  • Carpet courts: None
  • Grand Slam matches: Williams, 8–2
  • Grand Slam finals: Williams, 3–1

Grand Slam Participation timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Serena Williams

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open 2R 3R 4R QF A W A W 3R W QF W W A 4R QF 4R W F W A QF 7 / 18 85–11 89%
French Open 4R 3R A QF W SF QF A A QF 3R QF QF A 1R W 2R W F A 4R 3R 3 / 17 65–13 83%
Wimbledon 3R A SF QF W W F 3R A QF F W W 4R W 4R 3R W W A F F 7 / 19 98–12 89%
US Open 3R W QF F W A QF 4R 4R QF W SF A F W W W SF SF A F F 6 / 19 101–13 89%
Win–Loss 8–4 11–2 12–3 18–4 21–0 19–1 14–3 12–2 5–2 19–3 19–3 23–2 18–1 9–2 17–2 21–2 13–3 26–1 24–3 7–0 15–2 18–4 23 / 73 349–49 88%

Maria Sharapova

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open 1R 3R SF SF F W A 1R 4R F SF 4R F QF A 3R 4R 1 / 15 57–14 80%
French Open 1R QF QF 4R SF 4R QF 3R SF W F W 4R A A QF A 2 / 14 56–12 82%
Wimbledon 4R W SF SF 4R 2R 2R 4R F 4R 2R 4R SF A A 1R 1R 1 / 15 46–14 77%
US Open 2R 3R SF W 3R A 3R 4R 3R SF A 4R A A 4R 4R 1R 1 / 13 38–12 78%
Win–Loss 4–4 15–3 19–4 20–3 16–4 11–2 7–3 8–4 16–4 21–3 12–3 16–3 14–3 4–1 3–1 8–4 3–3 5 / 57 197–52 79%

References

  1. ^ Lawrence Corbett, Melissa (January 25, 2016). "Why Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova Is Still the WTA's Best Rivalry". The Bleacher Report. Retrieved 8 November 2019.

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