Alison Riske

Alison Riske ( born July 3, 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American tennis player.

  • 2.1 Single
  • 2.2 double
  • 3.1 Individual
  • 3.2 double


Riske first played at college level, gave up her scholarship at Vanderbilt University in favor of her tennis career and moved to the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached the semi-finals respectively and in Hilton Head the finals at the ITF tournaments of Indian Harbour Beach, Boston and Atlanta.


For the U.S. Open in 2009, she received a wildcard for the qualification in which it was eliminated against Yulia Fedossova in three sets. Your first tournament victory they celebrated the ITF tournament in Troy, Alabama, where she reached the final as a qualifier, in which they defeated Christina McHale.

In June 2010, she made ​​the jump into the main draw of the WTA Tournament lawn of Birmingham, where she defeated a top 100 player in the first round with Sandra Zahlavova - it was her first victory on the WTA Tour. They also beat the seeded Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 9 with 6:2, 6:4, and in the second round, the former top ten player Anna Chakvetadze ( 4:6, 7:5 and 6:1). In the quarterfinals she won against the seeded Yanina Wickmayer from Belgium 3 with 6:7, 6:4 and 6:3, before the semi-final against the former world number one Maria Sharapova with 2:6, 6, 4 and 1:6 the short straw moved.

In Melbourne and Wimbledon Riske in 2011 was the first time the qualification, in round one but was each terminus. In 2012 she came at the Australian Open again not on the first round out, at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows they failed to qualify.


Again Riske shone at grass tournament of Birmingham; she reached the finals in 2013, where she Daniela Hantuchova had to give, however, beaten in three sets itself. Also in Wimbledon she continued her run away first before they clearly with 2:6 and 0:6 lost in the third round against Kaia Kanepi. At the U.S. Open, she moved into the second round and defeated Hantuchová there again. Previously she Petra Kvitová defeated 6:3 and 6:0.

Tournament Win



Performance at Grand Slam tournaments