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Alison Riske returns a shot to Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Alison Riske returns a shot to Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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(AP) American wild card Alison Riske routed 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to extend her sensational summer and reach a Grand Slam round of 16 for the first time.


The 81st-ranked Riske won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday, taking the last eight games against the seventh-seeded Czech. She was 0-5 at major tournaments before Wimbledon this year but is 5-1 since.


The 23-year-old Pittsburgh native just broke into the top 100 in late July; now she'll likely earn a top-60 ranking.


This was Riske's first victory over a top-10 opponent.


Kvitova called for a trainer before the final game. She has always struggled at Flushing Meadows, the only major tournament at which she hasn't made the semifinals. Kvitova had seven double-faults and 27 unforced errors.


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