Alison falls in French Open singles opener despite comeback

At the second Grand Slam of the year, Alison immediately had to step on the court to face Spanish player Sorribes Tormo in a singles match. Alison did well to fight back from a difficult position but in the end couldn’t finish it off.

Ali’s opponent showed from the get-go that she was feeling good on the clay in Paris. After four games, Alison was still not on the scoreboard. She did open her account a bit later on but it was too late to save her chances in the first set. Torribes Tormo managed to also put some distance between her and Alison in the second set. Alison was trailing by 1 game to 3 and later on by 3 games to 5.

Ali’s efforts to mount a comeback were finally rewarded from that point on. Alison won four games in a row. She was down 3-5 but managed to win the second set 7-5. At 2-2 in the third set, the win was still up for graps. Sadly, Alison lost her next two servicegames from that point on, which were very even and contested. Alison lost 1-6 7-5 2-6. Alison however is still active in doubles and will play together with Greet Minnen. Their first opponents are Anastasia Potapova from Russia and Dayana Yastremska from Ukraine.