Alison Riske Bio


  • Coached by Yves Boulais (husband of former WTA player Patricia Hy-Boulais); trains in Washington DC
  • Parents, Albert and Carole, are retired; sister is Sarah McGlannery (formerly coached her), brother is Daniel
  • Started playing tennis at age 3 (siblings did and father started her too)
  • Aggressive style of play; liked watching Monica Seles
  • Earned tennis scholarship to Vanderbilt University in summer 2009; after good results and finding backing decided to play on WTA
  • Enjoys writing (keeps a journal), reading and spending time with family and friends
  • If hadn't been a tennis player, would have gone into medicine.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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