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Great play by Riske executed play perfectly after that first set. That's Barty without a serve I guess? Still competitive and fun match in some parts
 

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Riske is in the form of her life:lol: She always needs some time to settle but no choking and brilliant winners. She will probably lose to Serena but great run:eek:

Barty's run had to come to an end eventually:hug: She is very consistent but obviously not invincible and Riske was a very tough opponent here, probably the first she faced in a while.
 

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Riske was the better player all match. Even in the first set. The issue riske had in the first set was her return. The way riske redirected the ball down the line was so impressive.

Barty just walked out and didnt even sign anything, was surprised by that. Dont they walk out together, she just bolted.
 

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Alison :worship:

Best match of her career, that's for sure.

Just has such an exceptional game on the grass. Didn't even choke this one away, I just hope she has got her choking behind her now. 14-1 on the grass this season now :worship:

I've always been a fan of her demeanour and sportsmanship and attitude on the court, but wow, this match may have just made me a fan of Riske. Grass court specialist and it showed today, just has the perfect game for the court. Was by far the better player in the last two sets. Didn't even face a single break point in the last two sets. 30W/15UE.

Ash just got outsmarted today, though obviously she didn't play very well in the last two sets. Alison broke down her game, though - the way she dealt with Barty's BH slice was just sublime. Barty was a little too passive in the last two sets though and really let Riske dictate play too much here. Unfortunately for her, I think the mental fatigue probably got to her after that long winning streak - just couldn't get her game together in the last two sets but Riske peaking probably the cause of that, too. Her serve also let her down in the last two sets, 10 aces in the first set but only 2 combined in those two sets

Alison deserves this so much - a grass court specialist without a Wimbledon QF doesn't do her grass court prowess justice. Love it. I hope for her to win it, if Serena or Petra doesn't.
 

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Alison played wonderfully in set 2 and 3. I’m so glad that she’s able to bring her results outside of Wimbledon into this tournament.

And funnily enough, out of all 3 setters she’s had, this one was probably the least tricky in the end.
 

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She won that match...No Choking from Anyone. Her rhythm has been great on the grass this season.
 

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She's become so much calmer in pressure moments and it's so refreshing to see. Beyond excited for Ali! She played so we'll after the first set. Fight your heart out in the QF

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Now where are all those Ash Barty Trolls who said in one my Thread that

# 1) Barty will never face pressure
# 2) Barty will be a Top Player for a long time
# 3) Barty will stay No 1 for at least 20 weeks

Even someone like Ash isn't immune to pressure like Naomi wasn't immune to pressure as well.
 

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Barty had a good draw week 1. This was going to be different. Riske beat Bertens right before Wimbledon and now Barty. She might give Serena a match
 
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Riske was fantastic in last 2 sets...her DTL shots was so good...not a bad performance from Ash, Riske just played excellent tennis in last 2 sets. I doubt she can sustain this performance in next round though.
 

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Not impressed with Barty's game one bit. Reminds me of Dinara Safina.
They are nothing alike :eek: :lol: Poor serving in that final game from Ashleigh. Well done Alison!
 
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Great play by Riske executed play perfectly after that first set. That's Barty without a serve I guess? Still competitive and fun match in some parts
She was serving well in the beginning but when riske started returning the second serve better, barty started to miss a lot of first serves. The pressure got to her.
 

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Riske was absolutely peaking today! :eek:

She was excellent against Bencic but today was another level! :worship:




Ash didn't serve very well at all in sets 2 and 3, and her game really suffered as she was always on the back foot after Alison kept going after Ash's second serves... :hug:
 
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