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Casey exits Hobart


Casey exits Hobart

Australian Casey Dellacqua is out of the Hobart International after a second-round loss to American Alison Riske.

Dellacqua went down 7-5 4-6 6-3 to the 55th-ranked Riske in windy conditions at the Domain Tennis Centre.

Riske broke the West Australian three times to Dellacqua’s two in the final set, overcoming two double faults and a break point in the final game as she served out the match.

Dellacqua, who made three Grand Slam finals with doubles partner Ashleigh Barty last year, beat Belgian qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round.

The 28-year-old left-hander will now head to Melbourne looking for a first major doubles title with the young Australian.

In a first set that included six consecutive breaks of serve, it was Riske who got the crucial one when leading 6-5.

The American converted her first set point with a sizzling forehand down the line to take the set 7-5.

Dellacqua broke Riske twice in the second and was down 0-40 serving for the set at 5-4.

She won four straight points to take it 6-4 when Riske netted a first set point.

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