Score, report, and key facts
Bencic started the set in the best possible way after breaking Riske in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Nevertheless, there was more to do for Belinda to win the set as Alison succeeded in breaking back in the 5th (2-3) game. Bencic kept her cool to break the American in the 10th (6-4) game.
The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that Alison conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).
Bencic was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Riske in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Anyhow, the American found the way to come back to break Bencic in the 5th (2-3) and in the 7th (4-3) game before winning the set (6-4).
A crucial moment of the match was when the American won 5 consecutive games in the 3rd set to change the scoreline from 0-3 to 5-3
Alison won this encounter even if she scored less points than the Swiss (98 vs. 99).
The American was effective in converting 50% of the break points that she procured (4/8).
On the other side, Bencic was far from perfect in converting her break points since she converted only 33% of her break points (3/9). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this match, the head to head between Riske and Bencic is 2-2.
Next Match: Alison Riske vs. Ashleigh Barty – H2H and stats
Riske will square off with Barty in the 4th round.
There is no head to head record between Alison Riske and Ashleigh Barty since this will be the first time that they will fight against each other in the main tour.