1st round win in Poitiers

Alison (WTA-79) is playing at the ITF tournament in Poitiers (France, $ 100 000) this week. On Monday she won her first round match in three sets.

Alison played her first match today against Dutch Richel Hogenkamp (WTA-108). In the first set, Alison quickly took the lead by winning the first four games. Hogenkamp then won her service game to return to 4-1 and she then came back to 4-3. Nevertheless, Alison did not give her opponent further opportunies, she won the first set 6-3. At the start of the second set, neither player was able to take the lead until 2-2, when the Dutch broke Alison: 2-4. Alison returned in the set and forced a tiebreak, which was won by Hogenkamp 6-7(4). In the decisive set, Alison led 3-1, then 4-2 before finally taking the match 6-3, 6-7(4) and 6-3.

In the next round, she will meet French Priscilla Heise (WTA-417), who received a wilcard, or a qualifier.