Alison reaches quarters after two hour long battle

Alison reached the final eight at Surbiton as she was able to get a nice win after a close match. Alison beat Caroline Dolehide 6-4 3-6 6-4.

Alison quickly was able to build a nice lead in the first set. She led her opponent by 3 games to 1. Both players played a couple of hard-fought games but Alison held on to her lead. In the second set, it was her opponent who enjoyed the better start. Ali was trailing 1-4. The one break stayed on the scoreboard. So it would all be decided in the third.

It stayed an even match in which both players didn’t want to give their opponent anything. At 5-4, Alison forced three match points on her opponent’s serve. All those match points were saved but Alison seized on her fourth chance to seal the deal. Alison will face American player Caty McNally in the quarter-finals.