Wimbledon Women's Final: Serena Williams Looks to Close in on Steffi Graf Record

Updated: 11 July 2015 07:57 IST

Serena Williams is trying to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open Era. She takes on Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Wimbledon Women's Final: Serena Williams Looks to Close in on Steffi Graf Record
Williams is a win away from her second "Serena Slam" © AFP

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Five facts on Saturday's Wimbledon women's singles final between Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza: (Serena Eyes Revenge Mission)

- Williams is a win away from her second "Serena Slam" having won the 2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open and 2003 Australian Open. With the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open and the French Open already under her belt, she's a win away from a second "Serena Slam".

- Muguruza was just nine months old when the last Spanish woman won Wimbledon -- Conchita Martinez in 1994. (Don't Need to Win Another Wimbledon: Serena)

- Williams is trying to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open Era. At 33 years and 289 days she would beat Martina Navratilova, who won Wimbledon in 1990 at the age of 33 and 263 days.

- She is also going for her 21st Grand Slam title -- one shy of the Open Era record held by Steffi Graf.

- Serena is 20-4 in Grand Slam finals. Her four defeats were at the 2001 US Open (to Venus Williams), 2004 Wimbledon (to Maria Sharapova), 2008 Wimbledon (to Venus Williams) and 2011 US Open (to Samantha Stosur).

Topics : Serena Williams Garbine Muguruza Tennis
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