Peters' Alison Riske's U.S. Open Run Ends in Fourth Round

Peters Township native Alison Riske. Credit: Alastair Grant/AP
Peters Township native Alison Riske. Credit: Alastair Grant/AP
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.
Michael Silvestri September 03, 2013 at 07:16 AM
Peters Township is proud that Allison Riske has done so well this year both at the US Open and Wimbledon. We wish her even greater success in the next year and hope she will be at the Austrailian Open next. You looked great on National Television


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