Alison Riske-Amritraj is an American professional tennis player.
27 Facts About Alison Riske-Amritraj
Alison Riske-Amritraj reached her career-high singles ranking of world No 18 in November 2019 and won her first WTA Tour title in October 2014 at the Tianjin Open.
Alison Riske-Amritraj has won three WTA singles titles, as well as nine singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.
Alison Riske-Amritraj has had numerous career wins over current and former top 10-players such as Barty, Elina Svitolina, Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Kiki Bertens, Naomi Osaka, Belinda Bencic, Flavia Pennetta, Garbine Muguruza, Daria Kasatkina, Angelique Kerber, and Julia Gorges.
Alison Riske-Amritraj's father worked in the Secret Service and later as an FBI investigator, while her mother was a school teacher, but both are now retired.
Alison Riske-Amritraj's sister, Sarah, who is a tennis player, played for Vanderbilt University and had a brief professional career, rising as high as No 372.
Alison Riske-Amritraj's brother, Dan, played college tennis for West Liberty State, and is an accountant.
Alison Riske-Amritraj won the ITA Summer Claycourt Championship and finished second at the USTA National Hardcourts that year.
Alison Riske-Amritraj got her first taste of the professional circuit later that year, when she served as a hitting partner for the United States Fed Cup team in their semifinal against Russia.
Alison Riske-Amritraj later began working with Yves Boulais, the husband of former professional Patricia Hy-Boulais, alongside her sister Sarah.
Alison Riske-Amritraj briefly trained at the USTA training center in Boca Raton, Florida, as well as Van der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Alison Riske-Amritraj trained with Yves Boulais at the end of 2012.
In late July 2019, just a few weeks after reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, Alison Riske-Amritraj married her long-term partner Stephen Amritraj in her hometown, Pittsburgh.
Alison Riske-Amritraj's form continued as she reached another semifinal, this time in Atlanta.
Alison Riske-Amritraj was granted a wildcard into the qualifying tournament of the US Open, but fell in three sets to Yulia Fedossova.
Alison Riske-Amritraj proceeded to win her maiden WTA title, defeating 17-year-old Belinda Bencic.
Alison Riske-Amritraj reached her first career final on grass at the Nottingham Open where she lost to Karolina Pliskova.
Alison Riske-Amritraj then reached her third final of the year at the Tianjin Open, where she won her first title back in 2014.
Alison Riske-Amritraj reached the final in Shenzhen for the third time in four years, but lost to world No 13, Aryna Sabalenka, her sixth consecutive loss in a WTA tournament final.
Alison Riske-Amritraj's victory catapulted her back into the top 50 for the first time since September 2017.
Alison Riske-Amritraj caused a minor upset in the first round by defeating the 22nd seed Donna Vekic in three sets, followed by another three set win over the young Ivana Jorovic.
Alison Riske-Amritraj then recorded the biggest victory of her career by defeating the newly crowned world No 1 and French Open champion, Ashleigh Barty, who was on a 15-match winning streak, in three sets to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where she played the eleventh seed Serena Williams.
Alison Riske-Amritraj then competed at the Australian Open, where she was seeded 18th, her first time being seeded at a Grand Slam tournament.
Alison Riske-Amritraj dismissed the Chinese youngsters Wang Yafan and Zhu Lin in the first two rounds, then beat Julia Gorges to advance to the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time.
Alison Riske-Amritraj then lost early in Dubai and Doha before the tour was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alison Riske-Amritraj defeated Tatjana Maria in the first round, but was upset by compatriot and world No 128 Ann Li in the second.
Alison Riske-Amritraj won her first two matches in straight sets against Daria Snigur and Caroline Garcia, respectively.