Needing a bit of luck in order to revive her career, Alison Riske pulled off an upset win over Carla Suarez-Navarro, 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday and reached the quarterfinal stage of the Bank of the West Classic. “I"ve had a lot of good matches against top players that have helped my confidence," Riske said.
"I wasn"t winning, but I was playing good tennis." This was only the first time Riske had appeared in the main draw of a tournament and her decision to change her schedule in order to play here yielded fruit. Riske defeated a top 10 opponent for the first time in 2 years.
"I always like playing in California," Riske said. "I wish there were more tournaments here. The weather is perfect and I played here my first year on the tour and enjoyed it. I needed to change my schedule." Among other names going out of the tournament, Madison Keys was another top player who was beaten on the day.
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