Alison Riske Biography
Alison Riske is an American professional tennis player. She has won one WTA title, eight singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women’s Circuit. Riskie reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2014, the third round at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2014 and the fourth round of the US Open in 2013.
She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 36 in May 2017 and she won her first WTA Tour title in October 2014, when she won the Tianjin Open.
Alison Riske Age, Height, And Body Measurements
Alison Riske Early Life
The daughter of Al and Carol Riske, she first played tennis at the age of three, after her dad took her out to hit.
Her father worked in the Secret Service and later as an FBI investigator, while her mother was a school teacher, but both are now retired.
Her sister, Sarah, is also a tennis player who played for Vanderbilt and had a brief professional career, reaching as high as No. 372.
Her brother, Dan, played college tennis for West Liberty State and is now an accountant.
Educated by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, she played the fall of 2006 for Peters Township High School, where she led the girls’ tennis team to the Pennsylvania State championship and won the championship in singles.
The following year, she won the USTA National Collegiate Clay Court Championship to earn a spot in the US Open qualifying draw, where she won her first match over Sorana Cîrstea before losing to Julie Ditty.
She also won the ITA Summer Claycourt Championship and finished second at the USTA National Hardcourts that year. In early 2008, she earned the No. 1 ranking in her country in Girls’ 18s competition.
She 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.
In her early career, Riske was coached by Janice Irwin, coach of the girls’ tennis team at nearby Upper St. Clair High School.
She later began working with Yves Boulais, the husband of former professional Patricia Hy-Boulais, alongside her sister, Sarah.
Riske briefly trained at the USTA training center in Boca Raton, Florida as well as Van der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She trained with Yves Boulais at the end of 2012.
Alison Riske Married, Husband
Sharing a Beautiful Relationship with her Fiancé!
With her incredible skill of swinging the bat and repetitive win in the international tours, she has been able to raise massive followers who often wonder about her personal life.
And to satiate their curiosity, we have come up with some incredible facts of her relationship which will leave the audience startled.
Riske has been head over heels in love with her fiancé, Stephen Amritraj for a long time.
Although the tenure of their dating affair isn’t revealed, she shared in an Instagram post that the pair celebrated one year of getting engaged in July 2016.Alison Riske
To the fans who may be wondering about her Asian boyfriend, let us reveal, Stephen Amritraj is professional tennis from India who has been working as a National Coach for Men’s Tennis since 2014.
As of now, Riske hasn’t announced her plans on getting married, but given their seriousness, the couple is likely to weave in a husband-wife relationship soon.
Alison Riske Professional career
2009–11: Early years
Riske came into 2009 ranked 895 in the world. A senior in the class of 2009, she had signed a letter of intent to play college tennis at Vanderbilt University.
In May, Riske began a run on the ITF circuit. As a qualifier, she reached the semifinals of a pro tournament in Indian Harbour Beach.
In June, she reached the finals of a tournament in Hilton Head, and again as a qualifier, reached the semifinals of a tournament in Boston.
Her form continued as she reached another semifinal, this time in Atlanta.
By the time of the US Open, her ranking had improved to 344, over 500 places from when she started the year.
She was granted a wild card into the qualifying tournament of the US Open but fell in three sets to Yulia Fedossova.
Before the US Open, Riske made the decision to give up her scholarship to Vanderbilt University and turn professional largely in part due to her breakthrough year.
Riske continued her form to the end of the year where she broke through at an ITF tournament in Troy, Alabama. Again as a qualifier, she defeated compatriot Christina McHale to take the title there.
She finished the year ranked at No. 232.
Riske began 2010, her first full season as a professional, by reaching the semifinals of an ITF event in Rancho Mirage.
She played in several qualifying tournaments for WTA events with little success until June, when she qualified for the Aegon Classic, a grass-court event, and went on to have her professional breakthrough, earning wins over Aleksandra Wozniak, Anna Chakvetadze and Yanina Wickmayer before losing in three sets to Maria Sharapova in the semifinals.
This led to her being offered the main draw wildcard to Wimbledon, her Grand Slam debut, where she lost in a rematch against Wickmayer in the first round.
In October, Riske completed an impressive run of winning an ITF 75K, 50K and 50K in three straight weeks.
In 2011, Riske reached the finals of 50K in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. A few weeks later, she had success on grass reaching the semifinals of Nottingham and quarterfinals of the WTA event Aegon Classic.
Riske completed 2011 with a successful run in Europe winning in Joué-lès-Tours and Limoges and finishing the year ranked 136.
2013: Breakthrough year, fourth-round appearance at US Open
At the US Open, Riske caused a big upset when she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the third round. She lost in the following round to former world No. 5, Daniela Hantuchová.
2014: Cracking the top 50 and first WTA title
Riske reached the quarterfinals at the Hobart International, beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Casey Dellacqua. In the Australian Open, Riske upset No. 23 seed Elena Vesnina and made it to the third round before losing to No. 9 seed, Angelique Kerber.
At the WTA Premier Birmingham, she reached the third round after beating Lyudmyla Kichenok in the first round and her twin sister Nadiia Kichenok in the second round.
At the inaugural Tianjin Open in October, Riske was seeded sixth and defeated Çağla Büyükakçay, Olga Govortsova, Varvara Lepchenko and Zheng Saisai en route to the final, without dropping a set. She proceeded to win her maiden WTA title, defeating 17-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic.
After the match, Riske said: “It’s a huge accomplishment for me to win my first WTA title and I was here [in China] by myself, which made it even more special, just to know that I was able to do it by myself. I hope I can keep up the momentum and try to compete every week as best as I can.”
2016: Three WTA finals
Riske reached the finals of the Shenzhen Open in January before losing in straight sets to Agnieszka Radwańska.
Alison Riske Net Worth
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|Estimated Net Worth in 2019||$16 Million|
|Previous Year’s Net Worth (2018)||$16 Million|
|Annual Salary||Under Review.|
|Income Source||Primary Income source Tennis Player.|
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