Wimbledon | Wimbledon 2022 | Serena Williams


Today marks the 20th anniversary of Serena Williams’ first victory at Wimbledon in 2002. The legendary American tennis player claimed the title without dropping a single set along the way and lifted the world singles ranking for the first time in the process. But what was most remarkable about the win was that Serena’s last opponent was two-time defending champion and sister, Venus Williams.

To celebrate this historic anniversary in the history of two of tennis’ biggest stars, we look back on other cases of siblings who met in the sport.

Andy and Jamie Murray

Remaining on the court for our first entry, Andy and Jamie Murray have played together numerous times over the years, first combining at senior level in 2005. However, in 2015 the two brothers faced off, with Jamie and regular partner John Peers defeating Andy and Leander Paes in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.


Phil and Gary Neville

Although they found themselves in the same Manchester United and England teams for much of their careers, the two Neville brothers found themselves against each other when Phil joined Everton in 2005. In fact , Fizzer’s debut for the Toffees was against United with his senior. brother lined up against him. The Red Devils won this game 2-0.

Michael and Ralf Schumacher

There was only one winner between these two, with Michael’s 91 Grand Prix wins absolutely eclipsing Ralf’s six. However, Ralf managed to take one over Michael at the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix which he won despite his older brother leaving on pole position. It’s the only time in F1 history that two brothers have achieved a one-two finish

Jerome and Kevin-Prince Boateng

In 2010, World Cup history was created when these two faced each other in different countries – Kevin-Prince for his native Ghana and Jerome for Germany. Younger brother Jerome emerged with bragging rights after Die Mannschaft won 1-0. The two nations and brothers faced each other again in 2014 in the same group, this time drawing 2-2.

Bret and Owen Hart

Considered one of WrestleMania’s greatest openers. At the tenth annual bonanza in 1994, former WWE Champion Bret Hart took on Owen Hart, who had turned heel against his brother months earlier. That encounter, lasting just over 20 minutes, ended when Owen rolled up an unsuspecting Bret for the three count.

Paul and Marc Gasol

Famously traded for each other in 2008, Pau and Marc Gasol are NBA kings with three rings, nine All-Star appearances, six All-NBA spots between them. They have faced each other a total of 35 times in NBA games, with Pau holding a 22-13 winning record over Marc, including a 4-2 record in the playoffs.


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