By Ros Satar, in Melbourne
- We crunch the numbers as World Nos. 1 & 2, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki bid for a maiden Slam and the top spot.
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
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).
|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.
Year to Date/Career W/L Record
|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.
Match Stats 2018
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
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.
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.
The Australian Open 2018 Women’s Final takes place at 7:30pm (8:30 GMT).
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