Sorana Cirstea and Alison Riske meet in 3rd round of the Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open 2017. The match will take place on Friday morning, not before 07:00 GMT and will next be seen live on Eurosport.
Alison Riske (42 WTA)
The 26-year-old Alison is a sport in the United States, who earned the highest ranking career on 21 November 2016 39 WTA position. With one career WTA title won in singles, one in Tianjin, in 2014, Riske can not boast high performance with no big slam tournaments. The longest journey in such a competition was conducted in 2013 at the US Open, round 4, where Daniel Hantuchova was defeated by a score of 3-6, 7-5, 2-6.
Season 2017 started him in an Asian tour, one in Shenzhen, where he managed to reach the final of the competition, being eliminated by Ekaterina Siniakova (WTA 37) 6-3, 6-4. On her way to the final act, Alison has managed one of the most important victories of his career, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 in the quarterfinals, where he played in the company Agnieszka Radwanska (3 WTA), who in 8-I managed a crushing victory against Cirstea, 6-0, 6-3. Sportingbet is 6.00 share for the first set ended 6-3 for the sport in the United States.
Riske followed tournament for the Australian Open, which was won without great emotion in the first round, 7-5, 6-3 in front of a countryman, Madison Brengle (WTA 69). In the second round, she met a player ranked in the top 30, Zhang Shuai (WTA 23), against which won 7-6, 4-6, 6-1. At a rate of 1.72 offered by Sportingbet can count on a minimum of 21 games played in this duel.
Sorana Cirstea (78 WTA)
A beautiful performance that our sport has managed to achieve in the previous round, it eliminated a former top 10 player, Carla Suarez-Navarro (12 WTA), 7-6, 6-3. When all eyes were directed to Simona Halep, Sorana still showed that one of the players elite of Romania, even if the ranking of the moment do not show it. In his debut match, it obtained a definite success against Irina Khromacheva (WTA 95) 6-2, 6-1. At a rate of 1.60 offered by Sportingbet can count on a minimum set of our favorite won.
A 2017 without notable results for Cirstea, if you do not consider the one obtained in Melbourne. This season began, as her opponent, to Shenzhen, but the course was not one as good as that managed Riske. In the second round, Sorana had the misfortune to meet Agnieszka Radwanska a number three WTA, before which yielded a score of 0-6, 3-6. Sportingbet is 2.20 for a success rate sets minimum of Riske.
Best performance achieved by our sport at a grand slam came in 2009, on clay at the French Open, where she reached the quarterfinals stage being eliminated by Sam Stosur, 2-0 in sets. Australian Open 3rd round is the best result of Sorana, in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Head to Head
If the winner of this match would decide after direct results, then our sport would come out winning. The last two duels were adjudicated Sorana, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Washington (2013) and 6-3, 6-4 at the Pattaya Open (2014). The two matches were played on hard surface this and Melbourne. In 2007, Riske won the first and only successful against Sorana 6-2 7-6 in qualifying for the US Open.