After a fairytale run to Wimbledon's quarterfinals earlier this month, Alison Riske had more dreams to make come true.
This past weekend in Pittsburgh, the 29-year-old married Stephen Amritraj, former ATP pro turned chief tennis officer of UTR.
This was not a straightforward formal affair, though. Riske traded in her Wimbledon whites for bridal ones, but also punctuated her nuptial to Amritraj with some synchronized moves in the style of Bollywood dance.
officially an Amritraj! I’m the luckiest lady because of @stephenamritraj ! where all my new Indian followers at??!! here’s a little Bollywood to try to win over your affection! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/ejX29aT5cF— Alison Riske (@Riske4rewards) July 21, 2019
It made for a lovely tribute to Amritraj's heritage and loved ones. Obviously one to gauge risk for reward, the bride went for it. Now Riske has the above evidence, and much more from various attendees' Instagram Stories, to show for it. Forever.
She shared the backstory for how the dance came together, crediting her sister Sarah who was coached by her Indian customer's wife.
Riske sported—yea, slayed—a beautiful, traditionally white dress with embellishments and details aplenty, including a peekaboo plunge. She also wore traditional Indian wedding pieces.
Retired and active ATP and WTA tour players abounded at the wedding. Among them: Rajeev Ram, Jennifer Brady, CoCo Vandweghe, Kathy Rinaldi, Shelby Rogers, Christina McHale, Melanie Oudin, Vicky Duval, Caroline Dolehide, Brian Baker, Prakash Amritraj (now a Tennis Channel correspondent, as well as the groom's cousin) and Vijay Amritraj (the groom's father, and an inarguable legend of sport).
Anne Worchester, former tournament director of the Connecticut Open, and more members of the pro tennis community also attended. And in short, everyone glowed.
From the final eight at SW19 to the one and only of a fellow tennis player. Riske and Amritraj's world is teeming with wonder this summer.