Gavrilova ousted by Riske
Top seed Daria Gavrilova exited the WTA San Antonio Open in the quarterfinals, falling to Alison Riske.
Alison Riske ended No.1 seed Daria Gavrilova’s run at the San Antonio Open in the quarterfinals.
The American world No.91 beat the Aussie 6-4 6-4 to set up a semifinal against German Anna-Lena Friedsam.
“I got off to a slow start but it was only because she was putting a lot of pressure on me,” Riske told wtatennis.com.
“I felt like that could only hold up for so long. I felt like I got into a groove a bit, and it worked in my favour.
“But she’s an amazing competitor; she is where she is for a reason.”
Gavrilova had beaten Riske in their one prior meeting at the Brisbane International in 2015.