Re: Mirjana's Campaign to Conquer Clay in 2014!
From Riske's post-match (courtesy of ESPN):
Riske, a 24-year-old who was born in Pittsburgh and lives in Atlanta, lost four of the first five games against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a native German who lives in Florida but plays under the flag of Croatia. And then Riske won 12 of the remaining 17 games to collect a tidy 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory.
"I felt like I got off to a little bit of a slow start," Riske said later, "but that wasn't really helped by the fact she didn't miss a ball. She was playing really well. I figured if I weathered the storm I would have my opportunities and that's kind of how it unfolded. I definitely ended it better than I started it.
"I had to be aggressive and had to go for it. Otherwise she was going to take it to me. I had to step up aggressively."