Alison Riske aces Yafan Wang 7-65 2-6 6-3 in the 1st round in Melbourne on Tuesday. Riske will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Lin Zhu in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Alison won the set after she broke the Chinese in the 5th (3-2) and in the 11th (6-5) game. The Chinese tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 10th (5-5) and in the 12th (6-6) game. Notwithstanding, the American maintained the focus before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 5.

The American failed to serve out the set when leading 6-5 to be broken at 30.

2nd set.

Wang didn’t want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Riske in the 1st game (1-0). Anyhow, that wasn’t sufficient for the Chinese to win the set because Alison succeeded in breaking back in the 2nd (1-1) game. The Chinese maintained her focus to break the American in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (4-1) game before winning the set (6-2).

Certainly, a key moment was when Yafan won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 1-1 to 5-1.

3rd set.

Riske had a racing start in this set after breaking Wang in the 2nd game (2-0). However, that wasn’t sufficient for Alison to win the set because the Chinese managed to break back in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 7th (3-4) game. Alison kept her focus to break Wang in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set (6-3).

1st
Riske
Wang
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Riske
Wang
2-6
2
6
2
5
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Riske
Wang
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Alison scored 113 points vs. the Chinese’s 111 points.

The American didn’t lose the focus when converting 50% of the break points that she conquered (6/12). On the other side, Wang was pretty effective in converting 54% of the break points that she conquered points (7/13). Anyhow, that was not enough to win the match.

After this contest, the head to head between Riske and Wang is 1-2 for Yafan.

Highlights Alison Riske vs. Yafan Wang Australian Open – Melbourne

Next Match H2H: Alison Riske vs. Lin Zhu – stats

Riske will come up against Zhu in the 2nd round.

This will be the 3rd time that Alison Riske and Lin Zhu play each other. The head to head is 1-1 for Riske and Zhu (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Zhu won 6-2 6-1 in the qualifications in Doha back in 2019.

Tennis Scores at the Australian Open

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