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Riske beats British favourite Dart in Nottingham, reaches last four

Alison Riske beat Harriet Dart 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Friday afternoon. She’ll play the winner of the match between Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, the No 5 seed, and Swiss Viktorija Golubic in the next round

Alison Riske, Linz 2021 Alison Riske, à Linz en 2021, crédit Imago / Panoramic

American Alison Riske, the No 6 seed, advanced to the last four of the Nottingham Open by winning against Harriet Dart 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at Nottingham Tennis Centre on Friday.

Riske, ranked No 40, will face the winner of the match between Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, the No 5 seed, and Swiss Viktorija Golubic next.

The American defeated Ukrainian qualifier Daria Snigur (7-5, 6-3) and Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia (6-4, 7-5) ahead of her victory.

In the previous rounds, Dart, ranked No 114, won against Croat Donna Vekic (6-4, 6-3) and edged out Italian Camila Giorgi, the No 3 seed (5-7, 6-4, 7-6 [3]).

Nottingham WTA 250, other quarter-finals results (Nottingham Tennis Centre, grass, USD 239.477, most recent results first):

  • Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Viktorija Golubic
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia (7) beat Maria Sakkari (1): 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • Tereza Martincova beat Shuai Zhang (4): 6-3, 6-2
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