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Tennis - 06. July 2019.

Day 6 at Wimbledon

On her tenth visit to The Championships, AmericanáAlison Riskeáis into the last 16 for the first time in her career. Third round defeats in 2013, 2014 and 2017 are but a distant memory after her win on Saturday against No.13 seedáBelinda Bencicá4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The victory will be doubly satisfying since she came back from 3-0 down in the deciding set and missed four match points against the same player at the same tournament 12 months ago.

Riske, who began her grass season with back-to-back titles in Surbiton and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, will have to take her game to yet another level on Monday. She next faces world No.1áAshleigh Bartyáin the last 16.

ALISON RISKE



Petra Kvitovaáarrived in Wimbledon unsure whether she would be fit enough to play a match, let alone mount a serious challenge for a third title on the lawns of the All England Club.

A left arm injury had forced the world No.6 to withdraw from Roland-Garros and meant she hadn’t played a grass court match prior to her first round appointment in SW19.

Fast forward a week and she has three straight-sets victories ahead of a fourth round meeting with British No.1áJohanna Konta.

“Every match gets better,” the Czech said after a 6-3, 6-2 win over Poland’sáMagda Linetteáon Saturday. “Matches are the best practice.”

PETRA KVITOVA
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