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Stats Corner: The Venus-Serena Double

Alizé Cornet could become the eighth woman - and first in almost four years - to beat both Williams sisters at the same tournament. Who are the first seven? Which one did it twice? Find out!

Published February 21, 2014 12:15

Stats Corner: The Venus-Serena Double
Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams

DUBAI, UAE - Alizé Cornet's win over Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships presents her with a rare opportunity - with Venus Williams awaiting her in the final on Saturday, she could pull off the rare feat of beating both Williams sisters at the same tournament.

Only seven players have achieved the feat before, with one of them doing it twice - full list here:

Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario
1998 Sydney
(d Serena in SFs & Venus in F)

Steffi Graf
1999 Sydney
(d Serena in 2r & Venus in QFs)

Martina Hingis
2001 Australian Open
(d Serena in QFs & Venus in SFs)

Kim Clijsters
2002 WTA Championships

(d Venus in SFs & Serena in F)

Lindsay Davenport
2004 Los Angeles

(d Venus in SFs & Serena in F)

Justine Henin
2007 US Open

(d Serena in QFs & Venus in SFs)

Kim Clijsters
2009 US Open

(d Venus in 4r & Serena in SFs)

Jelena Jankovic
2010 Rome
(d Venus in QFs & Serena in SFs)

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