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Alison Riske of the United States plays a shot to Romina Oprandi of Switzerland during their Women's first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
 

Peters native Alison Riske advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon women's singles draw Tuesday when her opponent, No. 31 seed Romina Oprandi of Switzerland, retired in the third set.

It is Riske's first victory at a Grand Slam event. She led the match, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 3-1, when Oprandi retired.

Riske, 22, is ranked 126th in the world, Oprandi 32nd.

Riske lost in the first round of her previous appearances at Wimbledon in 2010 and '11. She also appeared in the main draw of the Australian Open in 2011 and '12 as well as the 2011 U.S. Open.

Riske faces Urszula Radwanska of Poland, ranked 44th in the world, in the second round.

— Staff reports

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