• Kenya defeated Australia 3-2 in their last match last year and they won 3-0 this season.
• Australia won their other encounter, at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games 3-1 on home ground.
• That win is one of two wins in total for Australia in all major international tournaments, together with a 3-1 against Chile at the 1982 World Championship.
• Kenya can win four matches in a row. It is the first time they are on a winning streak.
• A fourth consecutive win would see them equal their number of wins in all previous matches before this run.
• Kenya have won the last three matches that needed a deciding fifth match, including a 3-2 win against Algeria last week, when they came back twice to win 15-13 in the final set.
• Mercy Moim has scored 87 points: 70 spikes – 9 blocks – 8 service aces.
• Coming into this weekend's matches Ruth Jepngetich leads all players in this year's competition on 25 points from blocks. She has more points from blocks than from spikes (24).
• Hosts Australia will use these semifinals on home soil to try to claim their first ever win in the competition.
• This will be Australia's 13th match in the World Grand Prix.
• They can win the opening set for the first time in all of their World Grand Prix matches.
• Sophie Godfrey has scored 58 points for Australia this year, including 16 from blocks.