45 Facts About Alison Riske


Alison Riske-Amritraj is an American professional tennis player.

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Alison Riske reached her career-high singles ranking of world No 18 on November 4,2019 and won her first WTA Tour title in October 2014 at the Tianjin Open.

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Alison Riske has won three WTA singles titles, as well as nine singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.

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Alison Riske 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.

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Alison Riske'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.

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Alison Riske's sister, Sarah, who is a tennis player, played for Vanderbilt University and had a brief professional career, rising as high as No 372.

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Alison Riske's brother, Dan, played college tennis for West Liberty State, and is an accountant.

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Alison Riske won the ITA Summer Claycourt Championship and finished second at the USTA National Hardcourts that year.

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Alison Riske 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.

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Alison Riske later began working with Yves Boulais, the husband of former professional Patricia Hy-Boulais, alongside her sister Sarah.

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Alison Riske briefly trained at the USTA training center in Boca Raton, Florida, as well as Van der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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In late July 2019, just a few weeks after reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, Alison Riske married her long-term partner Stephen Amritraj in her hometown, Pittsburgh.

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Alison Riske's form continued as she reached another semifinal, this time in Atlanta.

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Alison Riske was granted a wildcard into the qualifying tournament of the US Open, but fell in three sets to Yulia Fedossova.

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Alison Riske continued her form to the end of the year where she broke through at an ITF tournament in Troy, Alabama.

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Alison Riske began 2010, her first full season as a professional, by reaching the semifinals of an ITF event in Rancho Mirage, California.

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In 2011, Alison Riske reached the finals of $50k in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.

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Alison Riske completed 2011 with a successful run in Europe winning in Joue-les-Tours and Limoges, and finishing the year ranked 136.

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At the US Open, Alison Riske caused a big upset when she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the third round, before she lost in the following round to former world No 5, Daniela Hantuchova.

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Alison Riske reached the quarterfinals at the Hobart International, beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Casey Dellacqua.

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Alison Riske proceeded to win her maiden WTA title, defeating 17-year-old Belinda Bencic.

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Alison Riske reached her first career final on grass at the Nottingham Open where she lost to Karolina Pliskova.

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Alison Riske then reached her third final of the year at the Tianjin Open, where she won her first title back in 2014.

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Alison Riske 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.

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Alison Riske's victory catapulted her back into the top 50 for the first time since September 2017.

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Alison Riske 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.

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Alison Riske 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.

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At Toronto, her first event following Wimbledon, Alison Riske defeated Maria Sakkari in the first round before falling to Karolina Pliskova in three tight sets.

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At Cincinnati, Alison Riske lost in the first round to Maria Sharapova in two close sets.

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At the US Open, Alison Riske defeated Garbine Muguruza in the first round before exiting in the second round to Jelena Ostapenko.

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At Zhenghzou, Alison Riske defeated Angelique Kerber in the first round, before losing to Zheng Saisai in the second.

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At Osaka, Alison Riske lost to Nicole Gibbs in the first round, before entering Wuhan.

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Once there, Alison Riske defeated Kateryna Kozlova, Monica Puig and Wang Qiang, before upsetting world No 3, Elina Svitolina, in her first ever Premier-5 quarterfinal, then world No 7, Petra Kvitova, in the semifinals.

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Alison Riske lost both of her matches to compatriot Sofia Kenin and Karolina Muchova, and failed to progress into the semifinals.

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Alison Riske ended the year ranked No 18, her career-high ranking.

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Alison Riske opened her season at the Brisbane International, where she fell to eventual champion Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals.

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Alison Riske then competed at the Australian Open, where she was seeded 18th, her first time being seeded at a Grand Slam tournament.

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Alison Riske 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.

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Alison Riske then lost early in Dubai and Doha before the tour was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alison Riske defeated Tatjana Maria in the first round, but was upset by compatriot and world No 128 Ann Li in the second.

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In doubles, Alison Riske partnered up with Gabriela Dabrowski, the pair made it to the quarterfinals where they lost to Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend.

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At the Linz Open, Alison Riske won her third WTA Tour title defeating lucky loser Jaqueline Cristian.

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Alison Riske made her way to her first final at the Adelaide International 2.

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Alison Riske started her grass-court season entering the Nottingham Open and was the sixth seed for the tournament.

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Alison Riske won her first two matches in straight sets against Daria Snigur and Caroline Garcia, respectively.

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