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Australian Open Australian Open: Serena v Kerber by the numbers

Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will meet in the Australian Open final after straight-sets wins on Thursday.

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Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will meet in the Australian Open final after straight-sets wins on Thursday.

World number one Williams is the favourite to claim a 22nd grand slam title, having cruised into the decider.

Kerber, in her first major final, has lost five of the six meetings between the pair, her only win coming in Cincinnati in 2012.

But how do the pair compare heading into the final? We look at their stats at this year's tournament.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Williams [1] v Kerber [7]

ACES

Williams - 46

Kerber - 15

UNRETURNED SERVES (percentage)

Williams - 40

Kerber - 22

FIRST SERVE POINTS WON (percentage)

Williams - 83

Kerber - 66

RETURNS IN (percentage)

Williams - 71

Kerber - 88

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS

Williams - 164/98

Kerber - 147/115

RALLIES 0-4 SHOTS WON

Williams - 295/473

Kerber - 244/423

RALLIES 9+ SHOTS WON

Williams - 13/25

Kerber - 101/186

TOTAL NET POINTS WON

Williams - 69/83

Kerber - 41/57

TOTAL BASELINE POINTS WON

Williams - 132/248

Kerber - 314/597

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