Alison retires in qualifying match at Cincinnati

Alison will not feature in the main draw at Cincinnati this week. She looked to be on her way to a clear win in the first qualfiying round but had to retire.

Alison immediately took control in her match against Jamie Loeb from America. Loeb didn’t look like she could give much resistance and Alison had won the first set 6-1 in no time.

As the match went on however, Alison wasn’t feeling very well and that had it’s effect on the scoreline. Alison could only win two games in the second set as Loeb forced a deciding set.

When she was trailing by 3 games to 0 in the final set, Alison realised there was no point in going on. After one hour and 34 minutes, she decided to retire. Hopefully she’ll get better soon so she can be 100% as she focuses on the next goal.