Alison retires in singles after doubles victory

Alison is in Vancouver, Canada, to participate in an ITF tournament. She enjojed the taste of victory with Greet Minnen in a close doubles match. During hir first singles match however, Alison didn’t feel really well and she had to retire.

Alison (WTA-63) was facing Maddison Inglis (WTA-206) in the singles first round. It quickly became clear that Alison couldn’t play at her best. She erased an early deficit but watched her Australian opponent take the first set nevertheless. Leading 2-0 in the second set gave Ali a glimmer of hope but she couldn’t hold on and had to retire at 2-6 2-2.

Alison had already beaten the Canadian duo Branstine/Fernandez alongside Greet Minnen. The home players did win the first three games and held on to their lead in the first set. Alison and Greet outplayed them in the second set. Trailing 2-7 and 4-8 in the match tie-break, it didn’t look too good for Ali and Greet. Just at the right moment, they were able to string together six straight points. That way, they came out victorious, beating the Canadians 3-6 6-1 [10-8]. Because of a walk-over they didn’t have to play Bonaventure and Sanchez and went straight to the semis. However, it isn’t sure whether Alison will feature in the semi-finals.