Shuai Peng, Alison Riske crash out in Strasbourg

Shuai Peng, Alison Riske crash out in Strasbourg

Andrea Petkovic is the only seed remaining in the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg after Shuai Peng and Alison Riske both crashed out.

Seventh-seed Peng, runner up in this International clay-court event in 2006, went down 6-4 4-6 6-2 to Silvia Soler-Espinosa, while Riske was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Madison Keys.

After both players struggled to hold their serve in the early stages, Soler-Espinosa forged ahead after a crucial break in game nine.

The Chinese pulled herself level with a break of her own in game 10 of the second, but the Spaniard raced to a 4-0 lead in the decider and held her nerve to progress to the last eight.

Riske, meanwhile, was dislodged by American Keys, who took the lead with a break in game 10 of the first set.

Eighth-seed Riske fell 5-3 behind in set two and, although she broke back immediately, lost her serve once more in the very next game and was sent spinning out.

Soler-Espinosa will now take on Camila Giorgi, came from a set down to beat Claire Feuerstein 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-2), while Keys will come up against Julia Goerges, conqueror of number one seed Sloane Stephens in round one.

Goerges followed up that success on Wednesday by seeing off Lauren Davis 7-5 6-4.

Petkovic, the number four seed and champion here three years ago, had little trouble in easing past Vania King, breaking her opponent five times on the way to a 6-3 6-2 success.

That win earned her a quarter-final clash with Monica Puig, who needed just 66 minutes to get the better of Mirjana Lucic, 6-3 6-1.

Elsewhere, Zarina Diyas beat Ajla Tomjanovic 6-4 7-6 (7-4), and will now face Christina McHale, who came through against Casey Dellacqua 6-3 7-5.

Share this article



Latest stories


Black Cap Mitchell Santner says Australian sledging calmed his nerves in Adelaide Test


The Lurker: Coaches turn on Stuart and Bellamy


Gasol talks chemistry, relationship, respect and success with Kobe


Adam Quinlan returns to St George Illawarra after spell at St Helens


Nathan Coulter-Nile called into Australian Test squad for Windies series


Video: College basketball team’s bench teaches Diego Costa sideline lesson


Al Jefferson out 2-3 weeks with strained calf


North Korea set to host first global sporting event in 40 years


Sydney Roosters set to sign Super League love rat Brett Ferres


How Bundaberg Rum fuelled Rod Pampling's course record at The Australian


Starting Five: Fading Stars


Andrew Flintoff: England will be unbeatable at day-night Test cricket



Back to Top