Defeat at Indian Wells

Despite showing her potential in the second set, Alison couldn’t get past her opponent in the first round at Indian Wells. Alison lost to Yulia Putintseva (WTA-81) 0-6 6-2 2-6.

Putintseva came out with a lot of energy while Alison couldn’t really find her rythm. It resulted in the first set being over after six games.

Alison fought her way back into the match. A forehand winner combined with a Putintseva error gave Alison her first game of the match on her opponent’s serve. In the fifth game of the second set, Alison broke Putintseva again to love. Alison converted a first set point to tie the match.

But it was her opponent that got the better start in the deciding set, winning the first three games. At 5-2 down, the last chance of a Van Uytvanck comeback disappeared as Ali lost her service game to love.