Riske US Open Second Round Primer

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Alison Riske of USA returns a shot in her Semi Final match against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during the AEGON Classic Tennis Tournament at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 15, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

JTCC’s Alison Riske takes on the No. 28 Mona Barthel today on Court 13

Junior Tennis Champions Center’s Alison Riske dispatched of Tsvetana Pironkova on Monday to advance to Round 2 of the US Open.  She is pitted against No. 28 Mona Barthel.  The match is slated for Court 13 and is third in the order of play.

Second Round:  Alison Riske v. No. 28 Mona Barthel

Tale of the Tape

Alison Riske   Mona Barthel
23 Age 23
5′ 9″ Height 6′ 1″
145 lbs. Weight 154 lbs.
Right-handed Plays Right-handed
95 Ranking 34
$470,710 Career Prize Money $1,036,369

Year-To-Date Percentages

Alison Riske   Mona Barthel
 N/A First Serve Percentage 62%
 N/A Break Points Saved 57%
 N/A Service Games Won 69%
 N/A First Serve Return Points Won 37%
 N/A Second Serve Return Pnts. Won 55%
 N/A Break Points Converted 46%
Previous Meetings

The two have not met previously.

First Round Result

Riske:  Defeated Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-3, 6-3.

Barthel:  Defeated Johanna Larsson, 6-1, 6-4.

Riske First Round Post-Match Quote:

“I think it’s huge for me. I never really felt that comfortable playing here before, but now that I’ve matured, I can just relax and enjoy this atmosphere and go play tennis,” said Riske. “I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be.”

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