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Wimbledon upset bid falls short for Peters native Riske

| Monday, June 29, 2015 7:09 p.m
Alison Riske, a Peters Township native, returns a ball to Lucie Safarova during a first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, June 29, 2015.

Peters native Alison Riske had a chance to serve for the win in the second set, but sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic survived with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday.

Riske held a 5-3 lead in the second set, but Safarova twice broke serve on the way to winning the set’s final four games. Riske had reached the third round each of the last two years at Wimbledon.

Safarova, coming off a first-round loss at the grass-court warmup at Eastbourne, was the runner-up at this year’s French Open and a semifinalist last year at Wimbledon.

— Staff report

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