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Williams v Halep Wimbledon final match-up

WOMEN'S WIMBLEDON SEMI-FINAL MATCH-UPS ON SATURDAY (PREFIX DENOTES SEEDING):

11-SERENA WILLIAMS (USA) leads 7-SIMONA HALEP (ROM) 9-1 (3-0 at grand slams)

2019 Australian Open, hard, R16, Williams 6-1 4-6 6-4

2016 US Open, hard, QF, Williams 6-2 4-6 6-3

2016 Cincinnati, hard, F, Williams 6-3 7-6 (7-5)

2016 Indian Wells, hard, QF, Williams 6-4 6-3

2015 Miami, hard, SF, Williams 6-2 4-6 7-5

2014 Singapore, WTA Tour Finals, hard, F, Williams 6-3 6-0

2014 Singapore, WTA Tour Finals, hard, R1, Halep 6-0 6-2

2013 Cincinnati, hard, QF, Williams 6-0 6-4

2013 Rome, clay, SF, Williams 6-3 6-0

2011 Wimbledon, grass, R64, Williams 3-6 6-2 6-1

SIMONA HALEP

Age: 27

Born: Constanta, Romania

Lives: Constanta, Romania

Height: 168cm

Plays: right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Ranking: 7

Career prize money: $US30,187,343

2019 win-loss record: 35-10

Career titles: 18

Career win-loss record: 485-207

Grand slam titles: 1 (French Open 2018)

Grand slam win-loss record: 87-35

Wimbledon win-loss record: 23-8

Best Wimbledon result: finalist

Road to final:

1st rd: bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-4 7-5

2nd rd: bt Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM) 6-3 4-6 6-2

3rd rd: bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6-3 6-1

4th rd: bt Coco Gauff (USA) 6-3 6-3

QF: bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 7-6 (7-4) 6-1

SF: bt 8-Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-1 6-3

SERENA WILLIAMS

Age: 37

Born: Saginaw, Michigan, USA

Lives: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

Height: 175cm

Plays: right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Ranking: 10

Career prize money: $US88,856,834

Career titles: 72

Career win-loss record: 807-135

Grand slam titles: 23 (Australian Open 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017; French Open 2002, 2013, 2015; Wimbledon 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016; US Open 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Grand slam win-loss record: 343-47

2019 win-loss record: 15-3

Wimbledon win-loss record: 98-11

Best Wimbledon results: champion 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016; runner-up 2004, 2008, 2018; finalist 2019

Road to final:

1st rd: bt Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA) 6-2 7-5

2nd rd: bt Kaja Juvan (SLO) 2-6 6-2 6-4

3rd rd: bt 18-Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3 6-4

4th rd: bt 30-Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-2 6-2

QF: bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-3 (USA)

SF: bt Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-1 6-2

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