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Alison Riske’s WPIAL coach talks Wimbledon upset, quarterfinals vs. Serena Williams

Tim Benz
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United States’ Alison Riske serves to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in a women’s singles match during day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Peters Township tennis product Alison Riske upset the top seed and world No. 1 at Wimbledon.

Her reward? A quarterfinal match against legendary champion Serena Williams. It’s at 8 a.m. Tuesday. And it’ll be played on Centre Court.

No pressure.

Riske, the No. 55-ranked player in the world, stunned French Open champion Ash Barty, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the Wimbledon Round of 16 Monday. Her coach at Peters Township, Brandt Bowman, joins me to discuss how she managed to pull off the upset.

LISTEN: Can Alison Riske upset Serena Williams?

We also get into her history at Peters Township, her style versus Williams’ and what a Grand Slam title would mean to the Pittsburgh tennis community.

Most importantly, if she wins Wimbledon, will Riske bust out a Terrible Towel at Centre Court?

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Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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