Barty falls to Relentless Riske on Manic Monday!

World number one Ash Barty has gone home.

Her 15 match winning streak has come to an end by Alison Riske from the USA who always enjoys her time on the grass.

Coming into Wimbledon the 29 year old who is known for showing her emotion on court has won an ITF event in Britain followed by a trip to Rosmalen where 0-6 down in the final against Kiki Bertens she recovered to win and is into her first Wimbledon quarter final as her epic run at SW19 continues!

Four three set victories in a row and what a group of incredible players she has had to beat to get to this stage.

R1 – 3-6 6-3 7-5 v Donna Vekic
R2 – 6-2 6-7 9-7 v Ivana Jorovic
R3 – 4-6 6-4 6-4 v Belinda Bencic
R4 – 3-6 6-2 6-3 v Ash Barty

To have come from a set down not once, twice but three times and especially against three seeded players and three grass court specialists is incredible!

Her game was unstoppable today. She hit the ball super flat off both wings, causing the world number one big issues and finished off at the net incredibly well to.

30 winners
15 errors
20/27 points won at net

At the same time Ash Barty was not at the races at all today. Watching the match I just felt it was missing connection from the Australian. It felt under baked and over cooked from the Roland Garros champion. The slice was a bit heavy as was the forehand and the backhand seemed to lack much bite. I don’t think at all it is anything to worry about at all but still something to look on.

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