Imagine Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic playing in the same court, against each other, for the same prize… What a dream turned reality for the tennis’ lovers! But not so much for some tennis players like Janko Tipsarevic or Gilles Simon, who have previously revealed they are against equal prizes for the two genders in tennis. Sure, men and women aren’t the same, but who would win a tennis match in the battle of the sexes?
When you look at the world ranking, you have one huge player on each side. Born in 1981, Serena Jameka Williams is an American tennis player and currently the number 1 in the world ranking. She one of the few tennis players that has won all the Grand Slams and also three Olympic gold medals in doubles at the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games along with her sister, Venus Williams. She even won what she calls the “Serena Slam”, the four consecutive Grand Slams (Roland-Garros in 2002, Wimbledon in 2002, US Open in 2002 and Australian Open in 2003).
On the other side there’s the Serbian Novak “Nole” Djokovic, born in 1987. He’s currently ranked number 1 in the ATP Ranking, but he’s also known for his imitations of other players like Rafael Nadal or Maria Sharapova. Djokovic started playing when he was four years old and made his professional debut at 16. The family’s passion for sport always encouraged him to follow tennis and today he’s considered the best player on the planet.
So what could happen if we joined these two stars on the same field? Well, we would surely be curious to see that. For now, you will have to settle with the competition that is going on in our latest infographic and that compares the best male and female players in the ranking.