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Peters Township native Riske falls in 3rd round at Wimbledon

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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)

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• 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

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By 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.

 

 
 


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