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Wimbledon 2015: 5 facts about women's singles final

AFP
Published Jul 11, 2015, 3:37 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 2:11 pm IST
Serena Williams looks to end the fairytale run of Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon final
Serena Williams has revenge on her mind as the world number one aims to end the fairytale run of Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final.(Photo: AP)
 Serena Williams has revenge on her mind as the world number one aims to end the fairytale run of Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final.(Photo: AP)

London: Serena Williams has revenge on her mind as the world number one aims to end the fairytale run of Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Williams is heavily favoured to defeat Muguruza, a Grand Slam final debutant who has just one tour-level title compared to Serena's 67.

 

But the superstitious world number 20, who has banned her parents from flying in from Barcelona for the final, has emerged as a future star over the last fortnight.

Five facts about the final:

- Williams is a win away from her second "Serena Slam" having won the 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open and 2003 Australian Open. With the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open and the French Open already under her belt, she's a win away from a second "Serena Slam".

- Muguruza was just nine months old when the last Spanish woman won Wimbledon -- Conchita Mart?nez in 1994.

- Williams is trying to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open Era. At 33 years and 289 days she would beat Martina Navratilova, who won Wimbledon in 1990 at the age of 33 and 263.

- She is also going for her 21st Grand Slam title -- one shy of the Open Era record held by Steffi Graf.

- Serena is 20-4 in Grand Slam finals. Her four defeats were at the 2001 US Open (to Venus Williams), 2004 Wimbledon (to Maria Sharapova), 2008 Wimbledon (to Venus Williams) and 2011 US Open (to Samantha Stosur).

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