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 Muguruza Sofia Kenin
26 (8 October, 1993) Age (Date of Birth) 21 (14 November 1998)
Spain Nationality USA
6ft 0in (1.82m) Height 5ft 7in (1.70m)
2012 Turned Pro 2017
Right-handed (Two-handed backhand) Plays Right-handed (Two-handed backhand)
32 Current Ranking 15
1 Highest Ranking 12
0 YTD Titles 0
7 Career Titles 3
2 Grand Slam Titles 0
$53,075 YTD Prize Money $40,650
$19,270,804 Career Prize Money $2,959,382
11-1 YTD Win-Loss 8-2
383- 194 Career Win-Loss 198-113
23-7 Australian Open Win-Loss 7-2
QF (2017) Previous Best AO Run R2 (2019)

Garbine Muguruza vs Sofia Kenin Head-to-Head

Kenin leads 1-0

Tournament Round Winner Score
Beijing 2019 R1 Sofia Kenin 6-0 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.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Shelby Rogers 0-6 6-1 6-0
R2 Ajla Tomljanovic 6-3 3-6 6-3
R3 Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-2
R16 Kiki Bertens 6-3 6-3
QF Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-3
SF Simona Halep 7-6 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.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Martina Trevisan 6-2 6-4
R2 Ann Li 6-1 6-3
R3 Shuai Zhang 7-5 7-6
R16 Coco Gauff 6-7 6-3 6-0
QF Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4
SF Ashleigh Barty 7-6 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 Muguruza Sofia Kenin
12-2 Sets Win-Loss 12-1
33 Aces 8
14 Double Faults 10
60.8% Avg. First Serve % 72.2%
75.2% First Serve Points Won 67.7%
42.3% Second Serve Points Won 57.7%
78/103 (75.7%) Net Points Won 34/55 (61.8%)
164 Winners 118
153 Unforced Errors 136

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