Riske US Open Second Round Primer

riske-wild-cardJunior 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.”