Shenzhen Open R1
(5) Qiang Wang vs Alison Riske
I think this will be a close match between two fairly evenly matched players with similar game styles. I’d give the slight edge to Wang just because of the winning momentum she was able to gain during 2017. Also being in China, Wang is very comfortable and will enjoy the conditions. There is pressure on Riske this week defending finalist points, a big chunk of her current points. I don’t think Riske can deal with that pressure.