TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Peters Township native Riske falls in 3rd round at Wimbledon

AP
Alison Riske of the United States returns to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during their Women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Wimbledon at a glance

• Sunday's top men's matches: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 13 Tommy Haas, No. 2 Andy Murray vs. No. 20 Mikhail Youzhny, No. 4 David Ferrer vs. Ivan Dodig, No. 7 Tomas Berdych vs. Bernard Tomic, No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro vs. No. 23 Andreas Seppi

• Sunday's top women's matches: No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 23 Sabine Lisicki, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Tsvetana Pironkova, No. 6 Li Na vs. No. 11 Roberta Vinci, No. 8 Petra Kvitova vs. No. 19 Carla Suarez Navarro

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wire Reports
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
 

LONDON — Peters native Alison Riske saw her surprising run at Wimbledon come to an end with a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Kaia Kanepi in the third round Saturday.

Riske broke Kanepi and led, 3-1, in the second set, but the 46th-ranked Estonian won the final five games to advance.

Riske, a wild-card entry ranked No. 126 in the world, had defeated 31st-seeded Romina Oprandi of Switzerland and 44th-ranked Urszula Radwanska of Poland to win matches in a Grand Slam main draw for the first time.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was nearly flawless, going close to a full match without making an unforced error in dispatching Jeremy Chardy of France, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Djokovic finished with 38 winners and just three unforced errors in a masterful display that cemented his status as the favorite to win a second Wimbledon title.

“Everything went my way,” he said. “This kind of performance came in the right time for me.”

Djokovic will next face Tommy Haas, the 35-year-old German who is enjoying a late career revival and beat Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.

Top-ranked Serena Williams wasn't bad either, easily beating the oldest woman in the tournament.

Williams recorded her 600th career win, brushing aside 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm, 6-2, 6-0.

Williams finished with 28 winners to eight for Date-Krumm and broke her five times. The five-time champion will next face Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

American Sloane Stephens advanced to the fourth round for the first time, rallying for a 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-4 win over Petra Cetkovska. American Madison Keys fell, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, to fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Nothing huge, but Huntington helped Bucs
  2. Suspects in SWAT incident in Pittsburgh identified
  3. 2014 showing has Steelers RB Harris confident he belongs
  4. Marte’s 2 fine defensive plays rescue Pirates in victory over Reds
  5. Pirates trade for Dodgers 1B/OF Morse, Mariners LHP Happ
  6. Steelers OLB coach Porter teaches as passionately as he played
  7. Inside The Steelers: LB Williams dominates backs-on-backers drill at Latrobe Memorial Stadium
  8. Deadly snake bites on the rise in Western Pa.
  9. 2 killed in single-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh
  10. College Board alternative pushed
  11. Pittsburgh police motorcycle officer seriously injured in crash