Alison loses after three long sets

Alison (WTA-123) faced Tatjana Maria (WTA-116) from Germany at the WTA-tournament in Taipei ($ 125 000). Four years ago they played once against each other and then Ali won in straight sets. Today she failed to repeat this victory.

Things started well for the Belgian, she won the first set 6-2 and was up a break in the second set. But Maria did not give up and Ali had to leave the set 5-7 to her opponent. In the deciding set, both players were evenly matched and a tiebreak had to bring the decision. Eventually Maria won the tiebreak 6-7(3).