Roberta Vinci into quarters, Alison Riske ousted at rainy U.S. Open

Sept. 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Roberta Vinci made the quarterfinals for the second straight year but American hopeful Alison Riske took an exit Monday at a rainy U.S. Open.

Italy's Vinci made quick work of countrywoman Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2 just before heavy rains came down at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, necessitating a 4-hour rain delay.

Qualifier Giorgi had gained the round of 16 with an upset of former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki Saturday.

Vinci's next foe will be another Italian, 31-year-old Flavia Pennetta, who racked up five service breaks in her 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win over 21st-seeded Romanian Simona Halep Monday.

The 23-year-old Riske's match against Daniela Hantuchova was held up by rain in the second set, and the delay didn't help her as the Slovakian went on to finish her off 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Hantuchova reached her first U.S. Open quarterfinal in 11 years with the victory.

The weather problems forced the postponement of a scheduled fourth-round match between second-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 13 Ana Ivanovic until Tuesday, when the quarterfinals are set to begin.

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