Peters Township native Riske falls in 3rd round at Wimbledon
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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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