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U.S. qualifier Alison Riske upends Tamira Paszek in Birmingham

June 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM   |   Comments

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria fell in a second-round upset to young American qualifier Alison Riske Tuesday at the grass-court Aegon Classic.

Riske, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh native, rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over grass-court specialist Paszek, who has advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals the last two years.

In another Round 2 match-up, No. 6 Mona Barthel of Germany held off Serbia's Vesna Dolonc 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, but eighth-seeded Pole Urszula Radwanska was bounced by Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2.

Madison Keys also gained the third round with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) decision over fellow unseeded American Jamie Hampton.

Elsewhere at Edgbaston Priory Club Tuesday, first-round contests saw No. 9 Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, No. 12 Kristina Mladenovic of France, No. 14 Heather Watson of Britain, No. 15 Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova emerge with victories.

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