Alison loses close battle in Doha

Alison (WTA-62) was not able to advance to the third round at the DTA WTA tournament (Qatar, Premier). She narrowly lost in three sets.

Alison made a strong start against Elena Rybakina (WTA-17). She won the first set with 7-5, but Rybakina took the second set with 2-6. In the third set, Ali saved two matchpoints and she was able to get to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreaker Alison saved two matchpoints, and she could not convert one matchpoint herself. At the fifth matchpoint, Rybakina got the 7-5, 2-6 and 6-7 (8) victory after 2 hours and 21 minutes. Afer the match Rybakina withdrew from her quarterfinal against Ashleigh Barty (WTA-1) with an abductor strain.