Sunday, September 8, 2013

USA's Riske finds positives despite loss

Alison Riske fought off inexperience and a 4?-hour rain delay, but Daniela Hantuchova's steadier play and big serving helped her close out the Pittsburgh native down the stretch in a fourth-round contest at the U.S. Open on Monday.Riske, a 23-year-old wild card who had never won a Grand Slam or hardcourt match until this summer, fell on Arthur Ashe Stadium 6-3, 5-7, 6-2."I kind of treated it like my second time on Ashe because the first time was really overwhelming,Lululemon Women's Pants" Riske said of the lengthy rain delay.Hantuchova, ranked No. 48, was cruising to victory and led by a set and a break when Riske started to find her range, breaking to even the second set at 4-4.Sheets of rain then hit the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, stopping play.When they returned, Riske quickly consolidated her serve and broke Hantuchova to take the second set. But the Slovakian, who held a 46-17 advantage in winners,Isuzu Auto Parts took advantage of a more error-prone Riske in final set, breaking her twice and closing out the match with her 15th ace."I think I totally lost all focus and missed plenty of balls that I should make with my eyes closed," Riske said. "It was really a mistake on me mentally wise for doing that." 

Riske said she wasn't bothered by the delay and joked that she talked to her coach, slept and ate "one of everything that they have in the cafeteria."Hantuchova,Wholesale Lingerie Sexy Lingerie 30, last reached the last eight in New York in 2002.She is now 3-0 vs. Riske — her two previous wins came on grass at Birmingham in 2011 and 2013 — and faces the winner of the rain-postponed fourth-round match between No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka and No. 13 seed Ana Ivanovic."I've never been in a moment like this before," said Riske, crediting Hantuchova. "She is a seasoned player. She played ball shox shoes"Until this summer, Riske's best and only tour-level results came on grass.Now the player who still travels with the palm-sized vestige of her childhood blanket is projected to crack the top 60 in the WTA rankings, making her another player to watch among a deep group of young American women."I think it was a great summer for me," she said.canada goose jacket womenHer elimination means No. 1 Serena Williams is the only American man or women left in the singles.

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