Serena versus Sharapova

The top two seeds will clash in the women's singles final of the Australian Open tomorrow.

Top seed Serena Williams leads 16-2 in head-to-head meetings with No. 2 Maria Sharapova.


World ranking: 1

Date of birth: Sept 26, 1981

Height: 1.75m; Weight: 70kg

Plays: Right-handed; Turned pro: 1995

Coach: Richard Williams/Patrick Mouratoglou

Career titles: 64

Grand Slam singles titles: 18

Career prize money: US$63,500,779 ($85.7m)

Best Australian Open result: Champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)


World ranking: 2

Date of birth: April 19, 1987

Height: 1.88m; Weight: 59kg

Plays: Right-handed; Turned pro: 2001

Coach: Sven Groeneveld

Career singles titles: 34

Grand Slam singles titles: 5

Career prize money: US$32,730,228

Best Australian Open result: Champion (2008) - AFP.