Alison Riske Biography

( 1990 - )
January 26, 2020
First published on:January 26, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Alison Riske

Date of Birth: 1990, July 3
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia
Horoscope Cancer
Net Worth $16 million
Siblings Sarah, Dan
Weight 66 kg
No. of Siblings 2
Nationality American
Profession Professional Tennis Player
University attended Vanderbilt University
Married to Stephen Amritraj

Alison Riske is an American professional tennis player who reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 18 in November 2019. In October 2014, she also won her first WTA Tour title at the Tianjin Open. She became a professional in 2009.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Alison was born on July 3, 1990, under the star sign of Cancer. She has a height of 5 ft 9 in and plays right-handed (two-handed backhand). When she first made her debut in 2009, she ranked 895 in the world. She has had many career wins over top players such as Elina Svitolina, Petra Kvitova, and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Net Worth and Earnings

Alison Riske has a reported net worth of $16 million. She is among the highest-paid tennis player in the world. Alison recently received a cash prize of $4.5 million.

So far, in her professional tennis career, Alison has won a total of 2 WTA and 9 ITF singles and a total of 0 WTA and 1 ITF doubles for which she received prize money worth $4,552,562.  Alison also gets paid from her endorsement deals, sponsorships, and business.

Relationship Status: Married

After just a few weeks of reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, Alison got married to her long-time partner Stephen Amritraj, a fellow Indian professional tennis player, in late July 2019. The wedding ceremony took place in Riske's hometown Pittsburg.

Alison and her husband Amritraj SOURCE: Instagram @riske4rewards

They were engaged on July 6, 2016. Her husband, Amritraj, is a national coach for men's tennis since 2014. He is from India but was born in Los Angeles, California. Amritraj is a nephew of former professional tennis player Vijay Amritraj and son of Anand Amritraj, who is also a former tennis player.

Family and Childhood

Alison Riske was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to parents Al Riske and Carol Riske. Her father was an FBI Investigator and previously worked in the Secret Service. And her mother was a school teacher. She a sister, Sarah Riske, who is also a tennis player.

Early picture of Riske SOURCE: Instagram @riske4rewards

Both sisters attended Vanderbilt University. She also has a brother named Dan Riske, who played college tennis for West Liberty State, and now works as an accountant.

Early Tennis Career

Janice Irwin,  coach of the girls' tennis team at Upper St. Clair High School, coached Riske in her early career. She then worked along with her sister with the husband of former professional Patricia Hy-Boulas. She trained at the USTA training center in Boca Raton, Florida, for a short time. She also trained with Van der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. However, at the end of 2012, she trained with Yves Boulais, husband of Patricia.

Career Achievements

  • Won her first WTA tour title at the Tianjin Open

  • Won two WTA singles titles

  • Won eight singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women's Circuit

  • Reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2020

  • Reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2019

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