Kudla and Riske US Open First Round Primer

Kudla

Denis Kudla (far right) was one of the pros on hand for Arthur Ashe Kids Day on Saturday

Junior Tennis Champions Center’s Denis Kudla and Alison Riske take the court today to commence their US Open journey.  They are both the last scheduled matches on their respective courts (Court 10 for Kudla and Court 4 for Riske).

First Round:  Denis Kudla v. Jiri Vesely

Tale of the Tape

Denis Kudla   Jiri Vesely
21 Age 20
5’ 11” Height 6’6”
165 lbs. Weight 198 lbs.
Right-handed Plays Left-handed
104 Ranking 82
$390,271 Career Prize Money $146,563

Career Percentages

Kudla   Jiri Vesely
53% First Serve Percentage 62%
60% Break Points Saved 57%
73% Service Games Won 69%
26% First Serve Return Points Won 18%
50% Second Serve Return Pnts. Won 58%
42% Break Points Converted 70%

Previous Meetings

The two have not played each other previously.

Last Grand Slam Result

Kudla: Defeated James Duckworth; Lost to Ivan Dodig in second round at Wimbledon

Vesely:  Did not play in main draw; Lost in second round of qualifying at Wimbledon

First Round:  Alison Riske v. Tsvetana Pironkova

Tale of the Tape

Alison Riske   Tsvetana Pironkova
23 Age 26
5′ 9″ Height 5′ 11″
145 lbs. Weight 143 lbs.
Right-handed Plays Right-handed
95 Ranking 67
$470,710 Career Prize Money $2,609,027

Year-To-Date Percentages

Alison Riske   Tsvetana Pironkova
 N/A First Serve Percentage 57%
 N/A Break Points Saved 57%
 N/A Service Games Won 65%
 N/A First Serve Return Points Won 38%
 N/A Second Serve Return Pnts. Won 49%
 N/A Break Points Converted 45%
Previous Meetings

The two have not met previously.

Last Grand Slam Result

Riske:  Defeated No. 31 Romina Oprandi; Defeated Urszula Radwanska; Lost in third round at Wimbledon to Kaia Kanepi

Pironkova:  Defeated No. 21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova; Defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova; Defeated Petra Martic; Lost in fourth round at Wimbledon to No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska

Follow JTCC’s twitter feed tomorrow for live updates.

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