After winning the title at Tashkent, Alison (WTA-44) is continuing to play well and she did so in the first round at Linz. She beat her fellow compatriot Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA-113) 6-3 6-2.
Alison had won their previous meetings and was again the better player. She won the first two games. This way, she was in the driver’s set for the remainder of the set. A love game on her opponent’s serve sealed the deal in the first set.
In set two, Alison again enjoyed an excellent start after winning a couple of close games. It gave her a 3-0-lead. At 5-2, she was again able to break her opponent’s serve. This way, it was the end of the story for Bonaventure and qualification for the next round for Alison.