Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza: French Open Women's Final in numbers

FP Sports June 04, 2016 17:57:29 IST
Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza: French Open Women's Final in numbers

Paris: Two years ago at the French Open, Serena Williams was stunned in the second round by a 20-year-old opponent participating in only her 13th match at a major tournament.

That 6-2, 6-2 loss to Garbine Muguruza was, and remains to this day, the most lopsided defeat of Williams' 338-match Grand Slam career.

So guess who the No. 1-ranked Williams will face in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday as she attempts to earn her 22nd major championship and equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record?

Muguruza, of course.

Here's a look at all the stats behind the 2016 French Open Women's Final

Serena Williams (USA #1)

Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza French Open Womens Final in numbers

Serena Williams is aiming for her 22nd Grand Slam title. AP

Age - 32

Grand Slam titles - 21

Total WTA titles - 70

Garbine Muguruza (ESP #4)

Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza French Open Womens Final in numbers

Garbine Muguruza will play in her first French Open final. AP

Age - 22

Grand Slam Titles - 0

Total WTA titles - 2

Head-to heads

Williams leads 3-1

2013 Australian Open R64 Hard Williams 6-2, 6-0

2014 French Open R64 Clay Muguruza 6-2, 6-2

2015 Australian Open R16 Hard Williams 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

2015 Wimbledon F Grass Williams 6-4, 6-4

Paths to the final

Williams

1st rd: bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-2, 6-0

2nd rd: bt Teliana Pereira (BRA) 6-2, 6-1

3rd rd: bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x26) 6-4, 7-6 (12/10)

4th rd: bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-1, 6-1

QF: bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

SF: bt Kiki Bertens (NED) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4

Muguruza

1st rd: bt Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

2nd rd: bt Myrtille Georges (FRA) 6-2, 6-0

3rd rd: bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 6-0

4th rd: bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x13) 6-3, 6-4

QF: bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 7-5, 6-3

SF: bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x21) 6-2, 6-4

If they win

- Williams would win her 22nd Grand Slam title equalling the Open-era record (since 1968) set by Steffi Graf in 1999. She would also, at 34, be the oldest winner of the French Open.

- Muguruzu would win her maiden Grand Slam title at the age of 22 and become the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in Paris in 1998.

What they say

Williams - "I think Muguruza has been playing really well. She's been playing a really aggressive game and going for her shots. Regardless, I think it will be a good match. I mean, last time we played here in France she was able to win the match."

Muguruza - "I think I'm going to fight for each point. There will be moments when she'll be dominating, and maybe at times I will be dominating. I think I can be a tough opponent, too."

(With inputs from agencies)

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