In a major upset Sunday on the Manic Monday the Number 55 ranked player Alison Riske has knocked out World No.1 Ashleigh Barty out of Wimbledon 2019.
Alison Riske, ranked No. 55 in the WTA, beat world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Australian Barty, the French Open champion, was on a 15-match winning in streak. Riske, from the US has always been a threat on grass.
Riske, who will marry after Wimbledon, goes on to face either seven-time champion Serena Williams or Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the semi-finals.
It will be the 29-year-old’s first appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final.
“Ultimately I’m just so proud of myself for the way I handled today’s match,” Riske says after the game. “I couldn’t be more proud of myself.”
She acknowledges she hasn’t had the strongest start in any of her matches so far.
“The grass really brings out the best of me,” she says. “It really suits my game.”
Riske’s first 13 WTA-level wins came on the surface over a three-year period.