Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Unseeded Riske beats No. 1 Barty

Unseeded Riske beats No. 1 Barty

She lost in the second round past year.

Barbora Strycova came from a set and break down to beat Elise Mertens 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. "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". "Like, OK, finally I can play tennis".

Four-time champion and top seed Djokovic will face Belgium's David Goffin for a place in the semi-finals.

She's gotten to a ranking as high as No. 36 in the world (in 2017) - although Riske entered Wimbledon ranked 45 and assuredly will jump up in the rankings after her performance at the All England Club. She also went four-for-four on break points. "I really don't want Wimbledon to end". She asked for treatment again at 4-1. "I had to take it to Ash", said Riske of the world No 1. It's the first time that Riske has advanced to the quarters of a major tournament.

"There's just been a lot of good people here in London that have looked after me".

"Even for Roger, it will probably be the toughest challenge".

Barty took the first set, only to see the American go on to take the final two sets to advance to the Quaterfinal.

Paire said he was seriously under-par.

"It's incredibly tough right now", she said.

Williams reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, then retired from a match at Indian Wells, withdrew from matches in Miami and Rome, then played at the French Open. For us, the tennis court is the same size. Her reward for dumping out Barty is a likely quarter-final against Serena Williams in her first ever last-eight appearance in a grand slam.

During seemingly run-of-the-mill post-match interviews, Barty has been slipping in Disney references to her responses.

Riske, who has won nine of her last 10 matches, broke Barty for a 5-3 lead in the decider then stayed calm and served out a controlled one hour, 37-minute triumph.

Today, a resolute Riske rallied into her first Wimbledon quarterfinal.

The world No.1 offered no excuses, only congratulations for unseeded Alison Riske after the free-swinging American crashed Barty's party with a 3-6 6-2 6-3 boilover on Monday.

US player Cori Gauff reacts after a point against Romania's Simona Halep during their women's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2019.

However, like so many before her, maybe a little too much cockiness was her undoing.

Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty was defeated by Alison Riske, an unseeded American challenger.

Konta, the only British player left in the tournament, won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court. They take the best 16 event results for each player and sum up those points to determine the overall rankings order.

Zhang's change of mind over retiring was down to advice from her doubles partner and close friend Australian Sam Stosur. I'm really most proud about that.

"So life is so nice to me".

One journalist informed Barty her shock loss could mean she loses her No. 1 title that she fought hard to earn, but the Queensland star said whatever happened was out of her control.

"The sun's still going to come up tomorrow", she said.

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