Alison Riske survives Angelique Kerber 5-7 6-4 7-66 in the 1st round in Zhengzhou on Tuesday after winning a huge battle. Riske will play Saisai Zheng in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kerber conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Riske in the 1st game (1-0). Anyhow, that wasn’t sufficient for the German to win the set because Alison managed to break back in the 2nd (1-1) and in the 4th (3-1) game. Angelique maintained her focus to break Riske in the 7th (3-4) and in the 11th (6-5) game before managing to win the set (7-5).

Nevertheless also the American won 4 consecutive games from 0-1 to 4-1

2nd set.

Kerber was in a great position at the beginning of the set to break Riske in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, Alison was not done to come back to break Kerber 4 times in the 4th (2-2), in the 6th (4-2), in the 8th (5-3) gamein the 10th game before winning the set (6-4) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

Riske failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 0.

A crucial moment of the match was when Alison won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-2 to 4-2.

3rd set.

Kerber conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Riske in the 1st game (1-0). However, Alison succeeded in coming back to break Angelique 4 times in the 2nd (1-1), in the 4th (3-1), in the 8th (4-4) and in the 12th (6-6) game before winning the set at the breaker at 6.

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

Statistics

The American won this encounter even if she scored less points than Angelique (117 vs. 119).

Riske was pretty good in converting 71% of the break points that she procured (10/14). On the other side, Angelique was effective when converting 63% of the break points that she conquered points (10/16). Anyhow, that was not enough to win the contest.

After this encounter, the head to head between Riske and Kerber is 2-3 for Angelique.

Highlights Alison Riske vs. Angelique Kerber Zhengzhou Open – Zhengzhou

Next Match: Alison Riske vs. Saisai Zheng – stats

Riske will face Zheng in the 2nd round.

This will be the 7th time that Alison Riske and Saisai Zheng face off. The head to head is 4-2 for Riske (see full H2H stats),but they are 2-2 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Zheng won 7-5 6-4 in the 1st round in Hiroshima back in 2018.

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