Alison one win away of US Open main draw

In the second qualifying round at the US Open Alison (WTA-112), seeded seventh, had to face Czech Lucie Hradecka (WTA-174) for the third time in her career. They both won one of their previous encounters and also these time both players were equally matched.

In the first Hradecka broke Alison’s serve at 4-4, but did not manage to finish it off. Ali came back and won the set 7-5. At the beginning of the second set, the Belgian immediately was a break behind, but she managed to turn the set around. She also won the second set 7-5.

In the final qualifying round Alison will take on the 17-year-old American Cici Bellis (WTA-158). Ali beat her twice in three sets in July this year during the American ITF-tournaments.