Alison into second qualifying round

Alison can enjoy her first victory in 2018. She converted all of her breakpoints to beat Jessica Moore 6-3 7-5 and book a place in the second qualifying round at Hobart.

Down 1-2 early in the match Alison had to save a breakpoint and then immediately broke Moore’s serve. Alison did that again in the ninth game, battling back after trailing 40-15. She converted the first setpoint to win the first set 6-3.

Alison went on a big run, winning five straight games. That meant she was soon up 3-0 and 4-1 in the second set. Moore started to fight back and tied the second set at 4-4. At 6-5 Alison forced two matchpoints on Moore’s serve. Yet again a possiblity to break was immediately converted by Alison to seal the win. In her second qualifying match in Hobart Alison will play Jana Cepelova.