Williams sisters earn big Wimbledon ratings

Serena, Venus draw best number in three years

The Saturday faceoff between Serena and Venus Williams drew the best overnight rating for a Wimbledon women’s final in three years.

The match, won by Venus in straight sets, posted a 3.4 rating/10 share, a 21% increase over last year’s final between Venus Williams and Marion Bartoli, also won by Williams. It peaked toward the end with a 5.1/15.

The match was most popular in the Williams sisters’ home town of West Palm Beach, where it drew a 6.8/17.

The 3.4/10 mark is the highest since the 4.0/12 posted by the 2005 by another final between two Americans, Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport.