Alison Riske is one of the several players who work with Novak Djokovic's strategy analyst Craig O'Shannessy in attempt to deliver the best tactics. The American player, following her win over the world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, said: "To be honest, I don’t speak personally to him.
That’s all done through my coach. My coach and my fiance are big on stats, getting as much information as they can against every opponent I play. I’m so grateful for that. This isn’t just me out here. It’s my whole team.
I’m just grateful for every piece of information that they relate to me. I do my best to execute”. “I think honestly the biggest key for me has just been to battle from start to finish of every match that I’ve been a part of.
Judging by the scoreline, they haven’t all gone perfect. I feel like I’ve been there at every moment, looking to impose myself." On her next match against Serena Williams, Riske concluded: “I played doubles with Serena, but never played against her.
It will be an interesting match. I think today was a great preparation for me going into the Serena match. I’m ready for a war. She’s the greatest athlete I think that’s ever been on the women’s side. It’s going to be a huge challenge, but I’m really looking forward to it."