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Alison Riske

Alison Riske
  • Residence: Nashville, TN, USA
  • Date of Birth: 03 Jul 1990
  • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 145 lbs. (66 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro

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Alison Riske Biography

Coached by Yves Boulais ... Parents, Albert and Carole, are retired; sister is Sarah McGlannery (formerly coached her), brother is Daniel ... Started playing tennis at age 3 (siblings did and father started her too) ... Aggressive style of play; liked watching Monica Seles ... Earned tennis scholarship to Vanderbilt University in summer 2009; after good results and finding backing decided to play on WTA ... Enjoys writing (keeps a journal), reading and spending time with family and friends ... If hadn't been a tennis player, would have gone into medicine.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 1
Prize Money $144,987 $1,714,721
W/L - Singles 14 - 12 256 - 201
W/L - Doubles 1 - 1 53 - 77
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Results

STRASBOURG

WTA // FRANCE // 15-May-2016 // $226,750 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 92 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Alizé Lim (FRA) 158 6-0 7-5
R16 Loss [4/W] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 29 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$3,400
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
93 80 249
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
09-Jun-2014 (40) 20-Oct-2014 (78)
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2015 - Third straight Top 100 season (finishing No.97); SF twice at Hobart (l. to Watson) and Nottingham (l. to Konjuh); QF at Stanford; reached 2r seven times; fell 1r 14 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying twice.

2014 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.45); won one WTA title at Tianjin (d. Bencic in final); QF twice at Hobart and New Haven; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on January 27 (after Australian Open; rose from No.53 to No.47); withdrew from Marrakech and Oeiras w/low back injury.

2013 - Breakthrough near-first Top 50 season (finishing No.57); did not play a WTA main draw in first five months of year (fell in qualifying five times - incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); from June through end of season played six WTA main draws, reaching SF once at Birmingham (l. to Hantuchova), 4r once (US Open), 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r twice; fell 1r once and in qualifying three times; having gone into Birmingham ranked No.167, made Top 100 debut on July 22 (rose from No.107 to No.96) and peaked at No.56 on October 7.

2012 - Fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. other three majors).

2011 - QF at Birmingham; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying six times; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first four WTA main draws, reaching one SF at Birmingham (l. to Sharapova) but falling 1r three times (Charleston, Wimbledon and Québec City); fell in qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); won four singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying five times (incl. US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying once.

2007 - Played first WTA qualifying at US Open (as WC).

2006 - Played at ITF/Pittsburgh-USA.

2005 - Played at ITF/Pittsburgh-USA.

2004 - Played first event of career at ITF/Pittsburgh-USA.
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2014 - Tianjin.
Finalist (1): 2016 - Shenzhen.

ADDITIONAL
American Fed Cup Team, 2014-15.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 1
Prize Money $144,987 $1,714,721
W/L - Singles 14 - 12 256 - 201
W/L - Doubles 1 - 1 53 - 77

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 28 1st Serve Return Points Won 36.4%
Double Faults 88 2nd Serve Return Points Won 54.6%
1st Serve 65.5% Break Points Opportunities 160
1st Serve Points Won 66.8% Break Points Converted 47.5%
2nd Serve Points Won 42.6% Return Games Played 219
Break Points Faced 140 Return Games Won 34.7%
Break Points Saved 51.4% Return Points Won 43.1%
Service Games Played 221 Total Points Won 50.7%
Service Games Won 69.2%
Service Points Won 58.5%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 3r - 1r 1r - -
1 / 2 FRENCH OPEN - 1r 2r - - - - -
4 / 5 WIMBLEDON - 1r 3r 3r - 1r 1r -
3 / 4 US OPEN - 1r 1r 4r - 1r - -

Doubles

W/L   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
2 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 3r - - - - - -
2 / 2 FRENCH OPEN 1r 3r - - - - - -
1 / 2 WIMBLEDON 1r 2r - - - - - -
2 / 4 US OPEN 1r 2r 2r - 1r - - -

Alison Riske Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

STRASBOURG

WTA // FRANCE // 15-May-2016 // $226,750 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 92 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Alizé Lim (FRA) 158 6-0 7-5
R16 Loss [4/W] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 29 4-6 6-4 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$3,400

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 09-May-2016 // $2,599,610 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 88 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [13] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 67 6-2 6-1
Q-R16 Win [2] Elena Vesnina (RUS) 47 6-4 6-4
R64 Loss Samantha Stosur (AUS) 22 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$8,060

MADRID

WTA // SPAIN // 30-Apr-2016 // $4,771,360 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 91 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [W] Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) 210 6-1 6-3
Q-R16 Win Naomi Osaka (JPN) 104 7-5 3-2 RET
R64 Loss Madison Keys (USA) 25 1-6 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$15,193

RABAT

WTA // MOROCCO // 25-Apr-2016 // $226,750 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 90 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [8] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 55 6-3 7-6 (1)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

CHARLESTON

WTA // USA // 04-Apr-2016 // $687,900 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: 94 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [W] Frances Altick (USA) 964 6-3 6-2
R32 Loss [3] Venus Williams (USA) 14 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$4,585

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 22-Mar-2016 // $6,134,605 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 86 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Loss Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 111 2-6 7-5 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$1,825

SAN ANTONIO

WTA // USA // 14-Mar-2016 // $115,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/8D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Laura Siegemund (GER) 0 7-5 4-6 6-4
R16 Win [7] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 0 7-5 6-1
Q Win [1/W] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 0 6-4 6-4
S Loss Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 0 6-3 7-6 (4)

WTA Rankings PTS

+57

Prize Money

$6,500

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 09-Mar-2016 // $6,134,605 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 91 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 77 7-6 (4) 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$11,970

DUBAI

WTA // UNITED ARAB EMIRATES // 15-Feb-2016 // $1,734,900 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 92 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 98 6-3 6-2
Q-R16 Loss Jana Cepelova (SVK) 133 6-3 6-7 (1) 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+13

Prize Money

$2,951

KAOHSIUNG

WTA // TAIWAN // 08-Feb-2016 // $426,750 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 92 // Seed/Entry: 8/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Donna Vekic (CRO) 108 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,026

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 18-Jan-2016 // $14,835,728 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 88 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [12] Belinda Bencic (SUI) 13 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$28,917

SHENZHEN

WTA // CHINA // 03-Jan-2016 // $426,750 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 97 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [8] Annika Beck (GER) 58 6-7 (3) 6-3 6-2
R16 Win Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 93 3-6 7-5 6-1
Q Win Anett Kontaveit (EST) 91 6-1 3-6 6-3
S Win Timea Babos (HUN) 70 6-2 6-4
F Loss [1] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+180

Prize Money

$55,323

Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
93 80 249

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
31/08/2015 US OPEN R128 10
29/06/2015 WIMBLEDON R128 10
24/05/2015 FRENCH OPEN R128 10
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
25/08/2014 US OPEN R128 10
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R32 130
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 130
26/08/2013 US OPEN R16 280
Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R32 160
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 60
29/08/2011 US OPEN R128 5
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R128 5
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/2010 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R128 5
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R64 15
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2015 97 285
2014 45 80
2013 57 265
2012 179 241
2011 135 199
2010 118 850
2009 222 465
2008 895 734
2007 627 591
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
09-Jun-2014 (40) 20-Oct-2014 (78)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
93 737

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
31/08/2015 US OPEN R128 10
29/06/2015 WIMBLEDON R128 10
24/05/2015 FRENCH OPEN R128 10
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 10
25/08/2014 US OPEN R128 10
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R32 130
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 130
26/08/2013 US OPEN R16 280
Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R32 160
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 60
29/08/2011 US OPEN R128 5
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R128 5
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/2010 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R128 5
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R64 15

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
09/05/2016 ROME Q 30
30/04/2016 MADRID Q 30
04/04/2016 CHARLESTON R32 30
22/03/2016 MIAMI Q - R64 2
09/03/2016 INDIAN WELLS R128 10
15/02/2016 DUBAI Q - R16 13
03/10/2015 BEIJING Q - R32 2
27/09/2015 WUHAN R64 1
21/09/2015 TOKYO R32 1
23/08/2015 NEW HAVEN R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
17/08/2015 CINCINNATI R64 1
10/08/2015 TORONTO R32 60
03/08/2015 STANFORD Q 100
21/06/2015 EASTBOURNE R32 30
15/06/2015 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
11/05/2015 ROME R32 60
02/05/2015 MADRID R64 10
06/04/2015 CHARLESTON R64 1
24/03/2015 MIAMI R64 35
11/03/2015 INDIAN WELLS R64 35
Date Tournament Round Points
04/01/2015 BRISBANE R32 1
13/10/2014 MOSCOW R16 55
27/09/2014 BEIJING R64 10
21/09/2014 WUHAN R16 105
17/08/2014 NEW HAVEN Q 100
11/08/2014 CINCINNATI Q - R64 1
04/08/2014 MONTRÉAL R64 1
16/06/2014 EASTBOURNE R32 1
09/06/2014 BIRMINGHAM R16 55
12/05/2014 ROME R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
03/05/2014 MADRID R32 65
31/03/2014 CHARLESTON R64 1
18/03/2014 MIAMI R64 35
05/03/2014 INDIAN WELLS R128 10
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN Q 80
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
05/08/2013 TORONTO R16 30
01/04/2013 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
20/03/2012 MIAMI Q - R64 1
21/08/2011 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/08/2011 TORONTO Q - R64 1
13/06/2011 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 8
04/04/2011 CHARLESTON R64 1
22/03/2011 MIAMI Q - R64 1
09/03/2011 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
16/08/2010 MONTREAL Q - R32 12
09/08/2010 CINCINNATI Q - R64 1
02/08/2010 SAN DIEGO Q - R32 1
26/07/2010 STANFORD Q - R16 8
12/04/2010 CHARLESTON R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
10/03/2010 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
03/08/2009 LOS ANGELES Q - R32 1
13/04/2009 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
15/05/2016 STRASBOURG R16 30
25/04/2016 RABAT R32 1
08/02/2016 KAOHSIUNG R32 1
03/01/2016 SHENZHEN F 180
12/10/2015 TIANJIN R16 30
14/09/2015 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL R32 1
08/06/2015 NOTTINGHAM S 110
17/05/2015 STRASBOURG R16 30
27/04/2015 MARRAKECH Q - R32 1
02/03/2015 MONTERREY R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
11/01/2015 HOBART S 110
06/10/2014 TIANJIN W 280
15/09/2014 GUANGZHOU R16 30
28/07/2014 WASHINGTON DC R32 1
19/05/2014 STRASBOURG R16 30
27/01/2014 PATTAYA CITY R16 30
05/01/2014 HOBART Q 60
30/12/2013 AUCKLAND R32 1
14/10/2013 LUXEMBOURG Q - R16 6
07/10/2013 LINZ Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
29/07/2013 WASHINGTON, DC R16 30
10/06/2013 BIRMINGHAM S 140
18/02/2013 BOGOTA Q - R32 1
28/01/2013 PATTAYA CITY Q - Q 6
10/09/2012 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
29/07/2012 WASHINGTON DC Q - Q 6
11/06/2012 BIRMINGHAM Q 10
08/01/2012 HOBART Q - Q 10
02/01/2012 AUCKLAND S 16
12/09/2011 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
25/07/2011 WASHINGTON DC R32 1
06/06/2011 BIRMINGHAM Q 70
28/02/2011 MONTERREY Q - Q 10
02/01/2011 BRISBANE Q - Q 10
13/09/2010 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
07/06/2010 BIRMINGHAM S 140
05/04/2010 PONTE VEDRA BEACH Q - R32 1
22/02/2010 ACAPULCO Q - R32 1
14/09/2009 QUEBEC CITY Q - R16 6
06/04/2009 PONTE VEDRA BEACH Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
08/02/2014 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
14/04/2008 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1

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