Riske fights back for Dutch WTA crown

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Alison Riske of the United States won the Dutch WTA crown at Rosmalen (AFP Photo/Piroschka van de Wouw)
Alison Riske of the United States won the Dutch WTA crown at Rosmalen (AFP Photo/Piroschka van de Wouw)

Rosmalen (Netherlands) (AFP) - American Alison Riske overcame a first set battering to beat local favourite and world No.4 Kiki Bertens 0-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 to win the 's-Hertogenbosch final on Sunday.

This was Riske's second career WTA win after victory in 2014 at Tianjin and comes after she had lost her last three encounters with Bertens.

After a 6-0 hammering in the opening set Riske, ranked 61st in the world, showed form and character on the grass court as Wimbledon swings in to view.

This was also a tenth straight win on grass for Riske, who succeeds Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic as champion.

In the men's final Jordan Thompson of Australia is taking on France's Adrian Mannarino.

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