Latest 10 Jan 2015

ASB Classic 2015 Singles Final Facts, Wozniacki v. Williams

ASB Classic 2015 Singles Final Facts, Wozniacki v. Williams

Despite 5 previous meetings, Wozniacki and V.Williams have only met once since 2008: 2014 Dubai Semi Final. V.Williams won 6-3, 6-2. 

Their first four meetings came before Wozniacki turned 18 years old. 

Wozniacki has yet to win a set off of V.Williams, the closest she came was pushing her to a 7-5 set at 2007 Tokyo. 

This is the pair’s first meeting in a WTA final. V.Williams (45) and Wozniacki (22) rank 2nd and 4th, respectively, in terms of career titles among active players. 

This is the 3rd time in the last 6 years that the No.1 seed has faced off against the No.3 seed in the Auckland final. In 2010, [3] Wickmayer d. [1] Pennetta. In 2013, [1] A.Radwanska d. [3] Wickmayer

WOZNIACKI 

Finished 2014 as World No.8. She has finished in the top 10 for six straight seasons, the longest active streak. 

Qualified for 2014 WTA Finals Singapore and went undefeated in RR play. Lost to eventual champion S.Williams in 3rd set tiebreaker in Semi Final. 

With 22 career titles, ranks 4th among active players (behind S.Williams, V.Williams and Sharapova.) Has won at least one title each of the last seven years. 

Reached 2nd career Grand Slam final and 1st since 2009 at 2014 US Open (l. S.Williams). 

In the offseason, ran New York City Marathon for charity ‘‘Team for Kids,’’ finishing in 3hr26min. 

Also attended Dubai International Film Festival for Dubai Duty Free 

V.WILLIAMS 

Defending Auckland finalist; lost to Ana Ivanovic in 3 sets in 2014. 

With 45 career titles, is second among active players (behind S.Williams) and 11th overall. 

Seven-time Grand Slam singles Champion; 13-time Grand Slam doubles Champion; and 2-time Grand Slam mixed doubles Champion. 

Was 1-3 in WTA Finals in 2014 --- her first time reaching multiple singles finals in a calendar year since 2010. 

Won title at Dubai. 

Career prize money earnings stand at over $30 million, placing her third on the all-time career prize money standings (behind Serena Williams with $63 million and Sharapova at $32 million)

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