On January 20 2020 Wang Qiang and Alison Riske faced each other in a match from WTA Australia Open in Melbourne. 

Wang Qiang

The start of this season could be simply magnificent, because already at the first tournament we managed to reach the semifinals, but the game had to be abandoned due to minor damage. Fortunately, the injury was not serious, so Wang Qiang is now back in service and hopes to play better at this tournament. Wang Qiang has an unusual style of play, performing many short cuts during the match, so it’s very difficult for opponents to adapt to such a game and act confidently at the rallies. With serving, Wang is still experiencing problems, but it is unlikely that it will be long, because there is simply no need to heavily load the hand, as it was with her that there were minor problems that made him turn to doctors. Wang Qiang performs most often on hard surfaces, so he has vast experience playing on these courts. Now Wang is on the 38th line of the world ranking, but there are excellent chances to rise even higher.

Alison Riske

For unknown reasons, Alison Riske is showing mixed results this season, showing instability. In some matches, it turns out to defeat a difficult opponent, but in another Alison Riske is lost and gives the victory to the opponent, much lower located in the tennis ranking. It is not surprising that such results led to a drop in the rating, because Alison Riske now occupies 73rd place, although at the beginning of the season it was still 52nd position. Alison Riske does not play on the ground in the best way, because during his entire career on this court surface not a single trophy has been won. Not only that, if you take the last season, then on the clay courts it was more often completed in the early stages. Yes, Alison Riske has a strong pitch from the right, and can move quickly on the court, but winning is possible only when you manage to set your own rhythm and demonstrate an aggressive game, but on the ground it does not help.

Statistics and personal meetings

  • Wang Qiang on 28rd position in Rank
  • Alison Riske on 19rd position in Rank
  • Alison Riske won her previous match in 3 sets as she defeated Monica Puig
  • Wang Qiang won her previous outing in straight sets
  • Wang Alison have played each other twice in the past with Riske winning on both occasions

Wang Qiang vs Alison Riske Game Prediction

Wang is the stronger player and she seems to be boosted on home soil. With the crowd on her side, Wang Qiang being too strong for Alison Riske in this match.

Our prediction – Wang Qiang to win