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Alison Riske Ousts Elina Svitolina in The Quarterfinals of Wuhan Open 2019

Alison Riske Ousts Elina Svitolina in The Quarterfinals of Wuhan Open 2019

Elina Svitolina

World Number three tennis player, Elina Svitolina was knocked down by the unseeded professional, Alison Riske in the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open 2019. She defeated the Ukarianian star, 6-1, 6-3 and reached the semifinals of the Chinese event. Riske will set up her last four-round clash against the two-time Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova. 

It was an easy opening set for the American tennis player, Alison Riske. Elina Svitolina lacked her dominance on her service and that benefitted the American. She steamrolled over the World Number three as her unforced errors persisted.

In the second set, Riske maintained her level of ascendency as she led by 3-1 and thrashed the third seed, Elina Svitolina. With this win, she attained her third top-ten victory of the season.
Svitolina is yet to claim a title this year and her title-less streak from WTA Tour Finals 2018 is still persisting. However, she claimed her personal best record at Grand Slams this year as she reached the semifinals at Wimbledon 2019 and US Open 2019.

Alison Riske has been having a thriving season on the WTA Tour. This year she reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon 2019 and lost to Serena Williams in three sets. In the Netherlands this year, she defeated the home favorite, Kiki Bertens and then lifted up the title in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

On the other courts of Wuhan, Petra Kvitova held a straight-sets win over Yastremska in the quarterfinals. During the North American summer, Kvitova managed to win just a match at the US Open 2019, but however, in the Asian Swing, the Czech player is yet to drop a set.

World Number one, Ashleigh Barty overcame Petra Martic in the quarterfinals. She dropped the second set and Martic was leading by a break in the deciding set. She battled past the Croatian tennis player and then reserved her semifinal berth in Wuhan, China. Barty will meet the ninth seed, Aryna Sabalenka in the last round-round.

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