By Ros Satar, in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – We look at the stats and see how Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki measure up ahead of the Australian Open 2018 final.

 

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Head to Head

Halep Wozniacki
2 4

 

Not only does Halep trail Wozniacki, but she is currently on a three-match losing spin against the Dane. Their last match was at the WTA Finals in Singapore where Wozniacki was rounding into form really well.

They both came in to the finals with solid match-play under their belts with Wozniacki trailing Halep with a single loss (in the Auckland final).

Advantage: Wozniacki

 

Titles History

  Halep Wozniacki
Titles (2018) 16 (1) 27 (0)
Slams 0 (2 Finals) 0 (2 Finals)

 

Wozniacki has more titles perhaps being considered a veteran of the sport, but it is Halep who managed to get one over on Wozniacki, starting the year with hardware by winning the Shenzhen title, while Wozniacki just came up short in Auckland.

But in terms of their Slam recors – they both have a pair of finals each.

Deuce

 

Year to Date/Career W/L Record

  Halep Wozniacki
All surfaces W/L 11-0 / 292-140 10-1 / 542-223
Hard-court 11-0 / 174-88 10-1 / 396-151

 

Wozniacki certainly has the longevity on the tour compared to Halep given there is just a year between them in age, but of there had to be a slim edge, it would be that coming into this final, Halep is unbeaten.

Advantage: Halep

 

Match Stats 2018

  Halep Wozniacki
Tie-Breaks 1-0 1-2
Deciding sets 4-0 3-0

 

Tie-breaks

Halep definitely has the edge here – only been taken to a tie-break once in the season and won it, while Wozniacki is on the losing end of tie-breaks since the start of the year

Deciding Sets

Perhaps it is evened out though in terms of deciding sets, not to mention that Halep has had to go to advantage twice this tournament, and that will have taken quite a bit out of her.

 

Tournament

 

Serve/Return

There really is not that much to separate them In terms of the their percentages for serves and returns which is quyite surprising when you measure how long Halep has been on the court and the battles she has had.

Nevertheless, Wozniacki has a slight edge in her efficiency.

Advantage: Wozniacki.

 

The Australian Open 2018 Women’s Final takes place at 7:30pm (8:30 GMT).

 

 

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