Australia’s world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty had not dropped a set en route to the round 4 match against USA’s world no. 55 Alison Riske.
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That came to an end when the American dominated the second set to level the match at 1-1. Barty won the first set 6-3, Riske took the second 6-2.
Barty opened the match in outstanding fashion serving four Aces early in the set.
The signs were good in the first set. Barty hit 13 winners to 6 and it was 5 unforced errors to 9. Barty broke Riske twice, but was broken once herself.
In the second set the match swung in favour of the American. Barty served less Aces and served two double faults. She made 11 unforced errors to two from Riske.
Barty was serving at just 40% in the second set and Riske took advantage of this as she attacked the second serve. Riske broke twice to take the first set against Barty at the 2019 Wimbledon tournament.
In the deciding third set, it was Riske that got a crucial break to go ahead at 5-3 in the third set and she was able to serve out the match.
Barty held a break point in the fifth game of the third set but was denied by the American.
Riske was going for the lines and was relentless in attacking the Australian.
At 5-3 and serving for the match Riske held her composure to move to match point. Barty missed a shot wide and her 15-match win streak was over.
Riske has won most of her Grand Slam matches on the grass courts at Wimbledon. Her record stands at 11-8 after defeating Barty.
This was the first ever win against a world no. 1 for Riske, she is into her first Grand Slam quarterfinal against either Serena Williams or Carla Suarez Navarro.