Alison beaten by Bencic after close match

Alison (WTA-132) did not have much luck with the draw at the WTA-tournament in Rosmalen, she immediately had to face first seed Belinda Bencic (WTA-8). After being sidelined with an injury for two and a half months, she showed during her comeback that she is ready to re-enter the top 100.

In the first set Ali was broken twice and did not have a chance to break the service of the Swiss: 2-6. In the second set Ali got back into the match and broke her opponent’s serve four times, while she lost serve on three occasions. Ali won the second set 6-4. In the deciding set the level of both players was equal, so a tiebreak had to bring the decison. Bencic, who also made her comeback after two months of injury, won the tiebreak 7-3.