Alison loses to Russian in match that spanned two days

The rain has been a dealbreaker for the schedule at ‘s Hertogenbosch. The match between Alison (WTA-55) and Elena Rybakina (WTA-134) lasted two days. Alison lost to the Russian player 3-6 4-6.

Both ladies already played three games Tuesday night. Alison trailed 0-2 before being able to break back. At 1-2, the match was suspended. Only a day later, the players could continue. Alison tied the set at 2 but buckled under the pressure in the second part of the set. This way, the set went Rybakina’s way with a difference of three games.

Alison kept competing very hard but her opponent played just that little bit better. Alison did well to come back from being down 1-3 in the seccond set. But Rybakina was again able to create a gap. Alison almost managed to come back again but Rybakina seized on her first oppurtunity to finish the match. Ali’s run at ‘s Hertogenbosch ends in the round of sixteen.