Re: Wimbledon R4: Riske d. (1) Barty 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
I've barely watched Riske ever, but I love her mind set it's so aggressive, constantly looking to come into the net and redirecting the ball so well. She has such a nice grass court game. This was a proper grass court match because the serve was so crucial, you knew when Barty got broken in the final set that Riske was going to win it (unless she choked). So different from the usual WTA matches we see.
It has to be said Barty seemed a bit absent from the first game of the match. She won the first set but it was only because Riske was hitting sloppy UEs, and also Barty's serve was on fire. But in the 2nd set Riske tidied up her game and I think that panicked Barty a little bit because her serve deserted her. I think this last month caught up with her (who can blame her? FO champion + #1 in the world + and 15 match winning streak all pretty much within 4 weeks)
Help us, Osaka, you're our only hope.