1. Radwanska owns the head-to-head bragging rights.
The pair's lone previous encounter came a few months ago at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where Radwanska came away the winner of a two-hour, three-set battle. Radwanska will have to be at her best level to replicate the 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-0 victory.
2. Not bad for a China Open debut.
This year marks Konta's first time playing the China Open - she's never even played qualifying rounds here before. And she capped off her maiden trip to the Chinese capital with a run to the final.
3. Radwanska's been here before.
On the other hand, Radwanska is on familiar territory. The Pole tends to flourish towards the end of the season and leads the WTA in most wins post-US Open since 2011. She's also struck gold in Beijing in the past, with a title here in 2011 and an appearance in the final in 2009.
4. She also has more big-match experience.
While 25-year-old Konta is breaking new ground going for her second title of the year - and her first Premier Mandatory - Radwanska seeks to add to her huge haul. A win tomorrow would bring the Pole her 20th career title, and her third of 2016.
5. But Konta shines against big opponents.
With her win over the No.9-ranked Madison Keys, Konta's win-loss record this year against the WTA's Top 10 improves to 7-4. By comparison, Radwanska's record is 2-4.
"That's a wonderful thing to see, to have that stat against the Top 10," Konta said. "I don't necessarily separate Top 10 wins from my other wins. But, again, I am very happy to have been involved in the match that I was involved in today. I think I'll be able to take a lot from that."
6. She's also solid in the big moments.
Konta's tiebreak philosophy might sound simple enough, but it's paid dividends. She owns a 12-2 record in tiebreaks this year. By comparison, Radwanska is at 6-6.
"I really try to simplify things when it comes to tiebreaks," Konta said. "Also I generally do my best not to overthink things either in terms of not to try to play any differently than the rest of the match. I definitely do my best to make it so that if I am going to lose the tiebreak, that my opponent has to beat me as much as possible."
7. Radwanska's been in clinical form in Beijing.
The World No.3 has been in blistering form in Beijing, and she advanced to the final without dropping a set. Before Elina Svitolina took her to a tiebreak in the semifinal, Radwanska cruised through her matches with clinical ease.
8. Konta has been tested.
By contrast, Konta has been locked into more battles than Radwanska this past week. She narrowly dodged going to a tiebreak in her 7-5, 6-2 victory against Timea Babos in the second round, and then in the next match had to tamp down a mid-match comeback to edge past US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(2). She did it again in the semifinal against Keys to win 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-4.
9. Konta keeps making British tennis history.
Konta heads into the final with the knowledge that, come Monday's rankings update, she'll become the first British woman to reach the WTA Top 10 in 32 years. But that's not the only bit of history she's made this week - she is also the first Brit ever to reach the semifinal at a Premier Mandatory event.
10. Singapore is still on the line.
While defending champion Radwanska has already qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, Konta needs all the points she can get to stay in the race for Singapore. She's already strengthened her case considerably and sits at No.8 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard by virtue of reaching the final, but she can't book her ticket just yet. She's due to play in Hong Kong next week, but at this stage every point is critical.