Illness puts an end to Alison’s season

Alison was not able to reach the final of the WTA-tournament in Luxembourg. She got fever last night and due to her illness, she could not play at her level and she had to give up after the first set.

Ali played a very strong tournament in Luxembourg. She defeated Ana Ivanovic and later also beat seventh seeded Barbora Strycova (WTA-42). In the semis Alison had to face Japan’s Misaki Doi (WTA-92), who surprised fifth seed Jelena Jankovic (WTA-22). However the Belgian was struggling with illness and was broken early in the match.

After a medical time-out she was able to break back, but Doi was stronger in the end and took the first set 6-4. After the first set loss, Alison retired due to illness. Despite her defeat, she will probably rise to her highest place ever on the WTA-ranking, around number 42.