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Wimbledon: How the women's finalists measure up

July 06, 2013 11:34 IST

Wimbledon: How the women's singles finalists measure up


Saturday's women’s singles final at Wimbledon will be the second at the hallowed courts of the All England Club in the 45-year Open era between two women who have never won a Grand Slam title.

The first instance was in 1998 when Czech Jana Novotna beat Frenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat for her only title.

Sabine Lisicki, who beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 in the semi-finals, heads into the final as the favourite. The German has a 3-1 record against her final opponent Marion Bartoli, including a quarter-final win at Wimbledon in 2011 when they last met.

Besides, she carries forward the confidence of having beaten both the finalists last year - top seed Serena Williams and fourth seed Radwanska - en route.

The Frenchwoman albeit has the advantage of playing in a final before, having lost the Wimbledon final in 2007 to Venus Williams in straight sets.

Bartoli scored relatively easy 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens in the other semi-final and should have the fresher legs of the two.

Check out the players and their head-to-head record ahead of the final.