It snaps a 15-match winning streak for No. 1 ranked Barty
This year’s Wimbledon field has featured a number of notable upsets but none as stunning as the one seen Monday. Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty was defeated by Alison Riske, an unseeded American challenger.
Alison Riske upsets top-seeded Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon to reach the quarterfinals.
Riske is the 1st unseeded American to beat the No. 1 seed at Wimbledon since 1994. pic.twitter.com/gxYGWrspki
Riske needed three sets to take down Barty, winning 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to become the first unseeded American to beat the No. 1 seed at Wimbledon since 1994.
The 29-year-old brought dropped the first set and Barty looked strong early on, but Riske bounced back well and found her A-game, especially with her serve. She delivered 12 aces in the victory. She also went four-for-four on break points.