Alison (WTA-62) has lost her semi-final on the WTA-tournament of Lyon (France, International). The American winner of the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin (WTA-5), took the lead after a very closely fought match.
Kenin needed 2 hours and 27 minutes to fulfill her role as a favorite against a sublime serving Alison (22 aces!). She could only finish it after three tiebreaks: 6-7 (5) 7-6 (2) 6-7 (2).
The final will now be played between Kenin and German Anna-Lena Friedsam (WTA-45). Alison will now prepare for Indian Wells (United States, Premier Mandatory).