Score, report, and key facts
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
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.
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.
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.
The last time that they squared off, Zheng won 7-5 6-4 in the 1st round in Hiroshima back in 2018.
Tennis Scores in Zhengzhou
- Jelena OstapenkoOstapenko – Xiaodi YouYou (6-3 0-6 6-2) – See score progression
- Ajla TomljanovicTomljanovic – Lesley KerkhoveKerkhove (6-2 6-0) – See score progression
- Kristina MladenovicMladenovic – Ying-Ying DuanDuan (6-2 6-3) – See score progression
- Fiona FerroFerro – Zhaoxuan YangYang (6-2 6-3) – See score progression
- Alison RiskeRiske – Angelique KerberKerber (5-7 6-4 7-66) – See score progression
- Polona HercogHercog – Meiling WangWang (6-3 6-4) – See score progression
- Saisai ZhengZheng – Bibiane SchoofsSchoofs (7-64 6-1) – See score progression
- Alize CornetCornet – Jia-Jing LuLu (7-61 6-1) – See score progression
- Caroline GarciaGarcia – Tereza MartincovaMartincova (6-4 4-6 7-5) – See score progression
- Petra MarticMartic – Jasmine PaoliniPaolini (7-5 6-1) – See score progression
- Yulia PutintsevaPutintseva – Tamara ZidansekZidansek (6-1 5-7 6-1) – See score progression
- Sofia KeninKenin – Chloe PaquetPaquet (6-2 7-5) – See score progression
- Karolina PliskovaPliskova – Polona HercogHercog (4-1) – See H2H details
- Alize CornetCornet – Sofia KeninKenin (1-1) – See H2H details
- Kiki BertensBertens – Ajla TomljanovicTomljanovic (2-0) – See H2H details
- Saisai ZhengZheng – Alison RiskeRiske (2-4) – See H2H details
- Petra MarticMartic – Fiona FerroFerro (0-0) – See H2H details
- Jelena OstapenkoOstapenko – Aryna SabalenkaSabalenka (0-0) – See H2H details
- Caroline GarciaGarcia – Kristina MladenovicMladenovic (1-1) – See H2H details
- Yulia PutintsevaPutintseva – Elina SvitolinaSvitolina (0-4) – See H2H details