Re: Birmingham SF:  Maria Sharapova def. [Q] Alison Riske 6-2 4-6 6-1
Riske put up a good fight in taking the second but Sharapova was just far too good in the last set.
Riske had a big smile at the net and heading off court, I hope she sticks around!
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