Ashleigh Barty hit Wimbledon on 'Manic Monday'


Women's No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was unable to maintain her winning form at the French Open and crashed out of Wimbledon against American Alison Riske in the fourth round on Monday.

The Australian lost 6-3 2-6 3-6 to Riske, 29, who ranks 55th in the world, in one hour and 37 minutes in Court No.2.
The previous best result of Riske's Grand Slam was a loss in the fourth round at the US Open 2013.
The shocking result kicked off the Wimbledon box office success "Manic Monday" when the remaining 32 individual and female players compete for a place in the quarterfinals.

Cori "Coco" Gauff, the sensation of 15 years that he has taken this grand slam for assault, continues with his extraordinary fortnight but faces one of the pre-tournament favorites in Simona Halep, a former No. 1 in the world.
The "big three" in the men's game, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer, all face complicated ties, but it is the Swiss who has the most difficult day.

Federer, eight times champion, faces the talented young Italian Matteo Berrettini planted 17 in the All England Club, which already passed the tests of Diego Schwartzman and Marcos Baghdatis.
The third favorite, Nadal, starts the procedure in the Central Court against the Portuguese Joao Sousa, while the defending champion Djokovic plays against the Frenchman Ugo Humbert, 21, in the third match in Court No.1.

First in the number 1, the seven times Wimbledon champion, Serena Williams, will face the small Spanish Carla Suárez Navarro.
And local favorite Johanna Konta, the only Brit left in the draw, faces No. 3 seed and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
Riske said she was "proud" of herself for reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.
"I have been ready to fight every day that I go out and that is really seen in all my matches," he told BBC Sport.
"I could not begin to say what it means to me, to overcome matches the way I have is what most excites me, to reach the quarterfinals is incredible, but the most exciting thing for me is the way I've been fighting.
"The turf definitely brings out the best in me, hopefully, it will rub off and it will happen in other places, I think my game is well adapted to it."
"I love being at Wimbledon, today I said to my fiancé, 'I do not want Wimbledon to end.'"