Riske second round Citi Open preview

JTCC affiliated player Alison Riske will take on No. 5 seed Sorana Cirstea in the second round today at the Citi Open.  They are scheduled as the second match on Grandstand 2.

In their first round matches, Riske defeated Vania King, 6-3, 7-5 and Cirstea bounced Lesia Tsurenko, 7-5, 1-1 (ret.).

Last Meeting

The two faced off back in 2007 on the hard courts of the US Open.  Riske defeated Cirstea 6-2, 7-6(4).

Tale of the Tape

Alison Riske

 

Sorana Cirstea

23

Age

23

96

Ranking

28

5’ 9”

Height

5’ 9”

145 lbs

Weight

130 lbs

Right-handed

Plays

Right-handed

28/17

Year-To-Date Won/Lost

22/18

184/129

Career Won/Lost

290/186

$448,410

Career Prize Money

$2,239,442

1

Head-to-Head Series

0

Wimbledon: Lost in 3rd Round

Last Grand Slam Result Wimbledon: Lost in 2nd Round

The Road Ahead

The winner will be pitted against either the No. 4 seed Alize Cornet or Heather Watson in the third round.  The Cornet v. Watson match-up is slated for 2:00 PM on Court 1.

Pre-Match Quotes

The below interview with Cirstea was conducted by the Tennis East Coast blog.

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