Australian Open: Muguruza vs Kenin by the numbers

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The key numbers and stats ahead of the Australian Open women's singles final between Garbine Muguruza and Sofia Kenin.

Garbine Muguruza vs Sofia Kenin

Garbine MuguruzaSofia Kenin
26 (8 October, 1993)Age (Date of Birth)21 (14 November 1998)
SpainNationalityUSA
6ft 0in (1.82m)Height5ft 7in (1.70m)
2012Turned Pro2017
Right-handed (Two-handed backhand)PlaysRight-handed (Two-handed backhand)
32Current Ranking15
1Highest Ranking12
0YTD Titles0
7Career Titles3
2Grand Slam Titles0
$53,075YTD Prize Money$40,650
$19,270,804Career Prize Money$2,959,382
11-1YTD Win-Loss8-2
383- 194Career Win-Loss198-113
23-7Australian Open Win-Loss7-2
QF (2017)Previous Best AO RunR2 (2019)

Garbine Muguruza vs Sofia Kenin Head-to-Head

Kenin leads 1-0

TournamentRoundWinnerScore
Beijing 2019R1Sofia Kenin6-0 2-6 6-2

Garbine Muguruza Road-to-Final

Muguruza has had a more difficult route to the final, but she has handled a very difficult draw with aplomb. The Spaniard has had to get past three top-ten players- Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Simona Halep- while she’s also taken out the extremely dangerous trio of Shelby Rogers, Ajla Tomljanovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, all of whom have been ranked inside the top-50. Rogers is a former French Open quarter-finalist, while 28-year-old Pavlyuchenkova has made the last eight in all four Slams and has been as high as No. 13 in the world.

RoundOpponentScore
R1Shelby Rogers0-6 6-1 6-0
R2Ajla Tomljanovic6-3 3-6 6-3
R3Elina Svitolina6-1 6-2
R16Kiki Bertens6-3 6-3
QFAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova7-5 6-3
SFSimona Halep7-6 7-5

Sofia Kenin Road-to-Final

Kenin has had a much lighter route to the final, easing her way into the tournament by beating a pair of qualifiers in the first two rounds. She was the favourite in every round, except in the semi-finals, where she scored a huge win over top seed, Ashleigh Barty.

RoundOpponentScore
R1Martina Trevisan6-2 6-4
R2Ann Li6-1 6-3
R3Shuai Zhang7-5 7-6
R16Coco Gauff6-7 6-3 6-0
QFOns Jabeur6-4 6-4
SFAshleigh Barty7-6 7-5

Kenin vs Muguruza Australian Open 2020 Stats

Muguruza has been on the attack at the 2020 Australian Open, getting to the net 103 times and winning just over 75% of points she’s played in the forecourt. That will be a big play on Saturday, with the Spaniard looking to come in behind her heavy ground strokes, and finish off points at the net. Muguruza has also served well, especially at critical moments in matches. She has powered down 33 aces, and kept the double fault count down to a manageable 14. She’s also been rock solid behind her first serve, converting 75.2% of first serve points.

Kenin does not have the firepower of Muguruza, but she has been very steady, getting in over 70% of her first serves, and winning a healthy percentage off her first and second deliveries.

Garbine MuguruzaSofia Kenin
12-2Sets Win-Loss12-1
33Aces8
14Double Faults10
60.8%Avg. First Serve %72.2%
75.2%First Serve Points Won67.7%
42.3%Second Serve Points Won57.7%
78/103 (75.7%)Net Points Won34/55 (61.8%)
164Winners118
153Unforced Errors136

Muguruza vs Kenin is live from Melbourne on Saturday, 1 February from 7:30pm local time/ 8:30am GMT. Read the full match preview.