Two years after a shocking second-round upset at the hands of Garbine Muguruza at the French Open, Serena Williams will get her chance for revenge at Roland Garros.
This time around, there’s a bit more at stake, as the pair of stars are set to meet in final.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Serena Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza, 2016 French Open Final
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Start Time: 9 a.m. ET/3 p.m. local time
TV Channel: NBC (USA), ITV (UK), Eurosport 1 (UK, France and most European countries), TSN (Canada), FoxSports (Australia)
Williams and Muguruza have faced off four times, with every matchup coming at a major:
2013 Australian Open, Round of 64: Williams def. Muguruza 6-2, 6-0
2014 French Open, Round of 64: Muguruza def. Williams 6-2, 6-2
2015 Australian Open, Round of 16: Williams def. Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
2015 Wimbledon, Final: Williams def. Muguruza 6-4, 6-4
As the 22-year-old Muguruza has risen to become one of the brighter young stars in the sport, the matchups have continually increased in importance. And in an age of women’s tennis when there’s complete dominance at the top (Williams) and a whole lot of parity below her, this might be the closest thing we have to a rivalry.
In fact, this is the first Grand Slam final rematch since Williams vs. Maria Sharapova, and that never turned out to be much of a competitive rivalry.
Either way, with both women at the top of their games, this has the chance to be a memorable final.