Former WPIAL star Riske reaches third round at Wimbledon


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LONDON -- Wild-card entry Alison Riske of Peters Township reached the third round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, beating 44th-ranked Urszula Radwanska of Poland, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, Friday at Wimbledon.

The match was postponed Thursday by rain.

The 126th-ranked Riske, who turns 23 Wednesday, was 0-5 at major tournaments until advancing at the All England Club when her first-round opponent retired in the third set.

On Friday, Riske broke in the final game, converting her third match point when Radwanska put a backhand into the net. Riske won the point on 33 of 48 trips to the net, accumulating a 43-16 edge in winners.

Riske will play today against four-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Kaia Kanepi, who eliminated No. 7 Angelique Kerber, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3.

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