Former WPIAL star Riske reaches third round at Wimbledon
June 29, 2013 4:00 AM
Alastair Grant/Associated Press
Peters Township native Alison Riske defeated Urszula Radwanska in the second round Friday at Wimbledon.
By The Associated Press
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.