There are some impressive numbers on show and several records in line to be broken when Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber clash again on Centre Court. Here, we take a look at the key stats.
01 Kerber is looking to become the first German woman to win the title since Steffi Graf in 1996.
03 For the third time in the Open Era, both women’s finalists are not seeded in the top 10.
03 Kerber is only the third player to face Serena in three or more major finals, alongside Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova. Venus is the only player to defeat Serena twice in a Slam final.
04 Grand Slam finals Kerber has now reached.
04 Serena is bidding to become just the fourth mother to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era.
04 This is just Serena’s fourth tournament back from maternity leave.
04 Kerber will rise to No. 4 in the world if she wins the title, and No. 7 if she loses.
06 Kerber is one of six German women to reach the Wimbledon final in the Open Era.
07 Wimbledon titles Serena has won so far in her career.
12 kilometres run by Kerber through her six matches at Wimbledon, compared to 6.3km run by Serena.
12 top-10 wins for Kerber this season. By contrast, she recorded just one top-20 victory in a sub-par 2017.
18 Serena is making her 18th main draw appearance at Wimbledon.
23 Slams won for Serena from 29 finals played. That’s a 79% winning rate in major finals. It’s the second-best winning percentage in the Open Era.
24 Serena’s bidding to match the all-time record of 24 Grand Slams won.
28 Serena will rise from 181 to 28 in the world by virtue of reaching the final, and would hit No. 19 if she wins the title.
30 This year’s final is the first between two thirty-somethings at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade defeated Betty Stove in 1977.
36 At 36 years 291 days, Serena would become the oldest Grand Slam singles champion in the Open Era, overtaking her own record set at the 2017 Australian Open, if she defeats Kerber. Serena is the thirdoldest Grand Slam finalist.
43 per cent of Serena’s serves have been unreturned this fortnight, compared to 24% for Kerber.
44 Serena has struck 44 aces this tournament.