Former WPIAL star Riske reaches third round at Wimbledon


Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

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.

mobilehome - sportsother - hsother


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here