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Preview: Williams vs Muguruza

 

  VENUS WILLIAMS                                                                    GARBINE MUGURUZA

 

      Team Americas                              TEAM                                     Team World

             36                                            AGE                                            23      

           USA                                      COUNTRY                                     Spain

      Lynwood, CA                                  BORN                                Caracas, Venezuela

Palm Beach Gardens, FL                   RESIDES                            Geneva, Switzerland

         1994                                      TURNED PRO                                   2011

            1                             HIGHEST CAREER RANKING                         2

           13                                 CURRENT RANKING#                                7

          7-2                                   2017 W-L RECORD                                9-5

      744-210                             CAREER W-L RECORD                        279-141

          49                                      CAREER TITLES                                   3

          81                                      CAREER FINALS                                   6

          7                                     TITLES AT MAJORS*                                1

         15                                     FINALS AT MAJORS*                               2

    $1,364,910                             2017 PRIZE MONEY#                        $379,314

   $35,796,658                        CAREER PRIZE MONEY#                    $10,462,479

 

* Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open

# as at 27 February, 2017

 

HEAD TO HEAD

OVERALL: 3-0 Venus Williams

 

2013

Florianopolis, Brazil

R16

HARD

Venus Williams 6-4 2-6 7-5

 

2014

Auckland, New Zealand

Q

HARD

Venus Williams 6-3 6-3

 

2015

Wuhan, China

F

HARD

Venus Williams 6-3 3-0 RET

 

MISCELLANEOUS

V. WILLIAMS: A legend of women’s tennis she has come through adversity which highlights her great mental strength; recently launched her new clothing collection for EleVen which is partnered with the BNP Paribas Showdown; this year's Australian Open final was her first final at a Major since Wimbledon 2009

MUGURUZA: Began playing tennis at age 3; favorite players growing up were Serena Williams and Pete Sampras; plays an aggressive game with her favorite shot being the serve; made her breakthrough at the majors in 2015 by reaching the Wimbledon final; won the French Open in 2016