Top seed Barty bows out
Australian world No.1 finds American Riske too hot to handle https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2019-07-08/top_seed_barty_bows_out.html
Down the 'T' they all went: a first, a second, a third and then a fourth ace from Ashleigh Barty in her opening service game. But, with lawn tennis, as with almost everything else in life, it's not how you start but how you finish that matters. That game of aces brought the world No.1 little lasting pleasure - in fact, probably none at all - on the day she lost in the fourth round to an unseeded American, Alison Riske.
In reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-final, Riske ended Barty's 15-match, cross-Channel winning streak, which had brought her titles at Roland-Garros and the Edgbaston Priory Club. Riske also cut down the streak within the streak, of nine consecutive matches won in straight sets.