Alison Riske: "Serena Williams is really special"



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Alison Riske: "Serena Williams is really special"

At the beginning of 2019 she was out of the top 60, today Alison Riske is number 19 in the world. The American tennis player has made significant progress in the past season. By 2020 the American player is destined to go even higher.

Her best performances at Grand Slam tournaments include reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2020, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2019 (where she defeated world No. 1 and reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round) and the fourth round of the US Open in 2013.

She has had numerous career wins over current and former top 10 players such as Elina Svitolina, Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitová, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Agnieszka RadwaƄska, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, CoCo Vandeweghe, Flavia Pennetta, Eugenie Bouchard, Garbiñe Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, Kiki Bertens, and Caroline Garcia.

In a recent interview, Riske talked about her compatriot Serena Williams: “I definitely think it’s a thing now, players are lasting a little bit longer. Again, Serena is a rarity, she’s really special. It’s hard to compare people to that standard.

But I do think that at 34-35, players are still able to produce good tennis,” Alison Riske told Times of India. “I definitely don’t see myself stopping and having a kid and then coming back. Stephen and I actually talked about that a bit, we were together on trying to take the career to a point where I feel like I’m satisfied and now I’m ready to have a family,” Riske added.

“And then just call it a day. I think we’re going to give it a little bit more time and play for as long as I can. It’s really cool that he’s in agreement with that”.