TOKYO — There are a few Pittsburgh athletes competing in the Olympics for the first time, and one of them is Alison Riske.
She grew up in Peters Township and helped the high school win a state title in 2006 before turning pro in 2009.
She’s won two titles, and was at one point ranked 18th in the tennis world.
But at heart, she’s a true western Pennsylvanian.
“My connection to Pittsburgh is obviously so deep: it’s where I grew up and everyone there has supported me from the first time I hit a tennis ball,” Riske said. “I would just like to thank them, to really express my gratitude for all of their support and love, and I really hope they’re cheering loud.”
Alison’s first match is Friday, July 23.
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