French Open 2016: Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza — Final preview in numbers
In the four previous meetings, Williams won thrice.
New Delhi: The 2016 French Open women`s singles final will pit defending champion and world number one Serena Williams against one of the emerging forces, Garbine Muguruza.
If the American wins, it will be her 22nd Grand Slam title equaling the Open-era record set by Steffi Graf in 1999. She would also, at 34, be the oldest winner at Roland Garros.
For Muguruzu, a win today will help her become first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in Paris in 1998. She has never won a Major title.
Here are the key facts ahead of today's final:
Serena Williams (USA x1)
Age - 32
Grand Slam titles - 21
Total WTA titles - 70
Garbine Muguruza (ESP x4)
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
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
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