Peters Township native Alison Riske fell one win shy of the 2013 U.S. Open women's singles quarterfinals, losing to Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, in the tournament's fourth round on Monday.
Riske, 23, who grew up playing tennis on public courts in Peters attended Peters Township Middle School, pulled off a pair of notable upsets en route to the fourth round, besting the Open's No. 28 and No. 7 seeds, respectively, before falling to Hantuchova.
The No. 7 seed is the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova, a 2013 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, but Riske—unseeded—won that match with stunning ease, 6-3, 6-0.
Riske made it as far as the third round in this year's Wimbledon tournament.
Riske also had a respectable showing in the U.S. Open women's doubles draw this year, teaming with Melanie Oudin of Georgia to go 1-1.
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