Alison Riske and Lin Zhu will fight against each other in the 2nd round of the Australian Open for the 3rd time of their career. They are scheduled to compete on Wednesday at 1 pm (est) on Court 8. In this post, we analyze their head to head performance and the prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Alison Riske that should win in 2 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Alison Riske is the pick to win this match.
Alison Riske -> 1.40
Lin Zhu -> 3.00

 

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Prediction and head to head Alison Riske vs. Lin Zhu

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
2020 2019 2018
0 - 0
0 - 0

This will be the 3rd time that Alison Riske and Lin Zhu face off. 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 locked horns, Zhu won 6-2 6-1 in the qualifications in Doha back in 2019.

Alison Riske

Ranked no. 19, Alison got to the qualifications after beating Yafan Wang 7-65 2-6 6-3.

In the 1st round, Alison defeated Wang (7-65 2-6 6-3). During the match Riske scored 113 points vs Wang’s 111. Riske was extremely aggressive to blast 39 winners.

Talking about serving, Riske blasted 5 aces and she committed only 5 double faults. Alison Riske lost the serve 7 times and she saved 6 break points. Furthermore, Riske put 69% of her first serves in, winning 53% (39/73) of the points behind her 1st serve and 52% (17/33) on the 2nd serve. The American broke Wang 6 times after converting 50% of her break points (6/12).

Riske has a good record in the last 10 years having won 51% of her matches (675-655). 3-1 on hard in 2020. Talking about her performance on the same surface of this event, Riske has a 193-184 win-loss record in the last 10 years on hard.

The American has a 3-1 win-loss record in 2020, 3-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Alison lost in the 1st round 6-3 6-3 to Kiki Bertens.

Lin Zhu

Ranked no. 71 (career high), the Chinese got to the qualifications after defeating Viktorija Golubic 4-6 6-1 7-65.

In the 1st round against Golubic, Zhu recovered from a 1-set down deficit before winning (4-6 6-1 7-65). During the match Zhu scored 119 points vs Golubic’s 104. Lin was extremely aggressive to blast 45 winners.

Talking about serving, Zhu blasted 2 aces and she committed only 4 double faults. Lin Zhu lost the serve 7 times and she saved 12 break points. Furthermore, Zhu put 74% of her first serves in, winning 51% (45/89) of the points behind her 1st serve and 53% (17/32) on the 2nd serve. Zhu broke Golubic 9 times after converting 60% of her break points (9/15).

Zhu has a winning win-loss record in the last 8 years having won 54% of her matches (546-459). 1-2 on hard in 2020. In connection with her performance on the same surface of this tournament, Zhu has a 89-85 record in the last 8 years on hard.

The Chinese has a 1-2 win-loss record in 2020, 1-2 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Lin lost in the 1st round 4-6 6-2 6-2 to Margarita Gasparyan.

Live score

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Riske
Zhu
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Riske
Zhu
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Riske 6-1
Riske
Zhu
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
Serves
RiskeZhu
6
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
RiskeZhu
5
1
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
RiskeZhu
4
1
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
RiskeZhu
3
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
RiskeZhu
2
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
RiskeZhu
1
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
RiskeZhu
0
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
1st
Riske 6-3
Riske
Zhu
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
Serves
RiskeZhu
6
3
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
40
40
A
40
RiskeZhu
5
3
15
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
RiskeZhu
5
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
RiskeZhu
4
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
RiskeZhu
4
1
15
0
15
15
30
15
30
30
30
40
RiskeZhu
4
0
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
RiskeZhu
3
0
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
RiskeZhu
2
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
40
30
RiskeZhu
1
0
0
15
0
30
15
30
30
30
30
40
40
40
40
A
40
40
A
40

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Riske Zhu
Match played 1 1
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 30 30
Pts 113-111 119-104
Total Points 224 223
Winners 39 45
%Winners 35% 38%

Both Riske and Zhu played 1 matche. Both players lost a set in the event. Alison Riske conceded 1 set, while Lin Zhu dropper 1 set. Talking about their workload, Riske and Zhu have played the same amount of sets 3. They also played the same amount of games (30). Riske scored 39 winners (35% on total points). On the other side, Zhu blasted 45 winners (38%).

Serve Performance

Serve Riske Zhu
Aces 5 2
Avg per match 5 2
1st in 73/106 89/121
%1st in 69% 74%
1st pts 39/73 45/89
%1st pts 53% 51%
2nd pts 17/33 17/32
%2nd pts 52% 53%

Riske blasted 5 aces (5 per match). Zhu blasted 2 aces (2 per match). Riske won 53% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 52% of the points. On the other side, Zhu won 51% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 53% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Riske Zhu
Won 6 9
Converted 6/12 9/15
% Converted 50% 60%
Conceded 13 19
Saved 6 12
% Saved 46% 63%
Times Broken 7 7

Alison broke her opponent 6 times with 50% conversion rate. Riske conceded her serve 7 times and she saved 46% of the break points that she conceded. The Chinese broke her opponent 9 times with 60% conversion rate. The Chinese conceded her serve 7 times and she saved 63% of the break points that she conceded.

Riske
R1
Wang
Total
Score 7-65 2-6 6-3
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 30 30
pts 113-111 113-111
Total points 224 224
Winners 39 39
%Winners 35% 35%
SERVE
Aces 5 5
Double Faults 5 5
1st in 73/106 73/106
% 1st in 69% 69%
1st pts 39/73 39/73
% 1st pts 53% 53%
2nd pts 17/33 17/33
% 2nd pts 52% 52%
Breaks
Won 6 6
Converted 6/12 6/12
Converted % 50% 50%
Conceded 13 13
Saved 6 6
Saved % 54% 54%
Times Broken 7 7
Zhu
R1
Golubic
Total
Score 4-6 6-1 7-65
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 30 30
pts 119-104 119-104
Total points 223 223
Winners 45 45
%Winners 38% 38%
SERVE
Aces 2 2
Double Faults 4 4
1st in 89/121 89/121
% 1st in 74% 74%
1st pts 45/89 45/89
% 1st pts 51% 51%
2nd pts 17/32 17/32
% 2nd pts 53% 53%
Breaks
Won 9 9
Converted 9/15 9/15
Converted % 60% 60%
Conceded 19 19
Saved 12 12
Saved % 37% 37%
Times Broken 7 7

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Riske
LLLWWWLWW
Zhu
LWLWWLWLWL
2020 2019 2018
5 - 4
5 - 6
5-4
Hard
5-6

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