Doubles victory at the Diamond Games

Alison (WTAD-1011) got a wildcard for the doubles main draw together with An-Sophie Mestach (WTAD-398) in Antwerp. In the first round they had to compete against Mona Barthel (WTAD-110) and Raluca Olaru (WTAD-61). Last week won the Belgian pair already won two matches together in the Fed Cup and today they also showed that they are a good team.

They won the first set smoothly 6-2. In the second set, they continued their momentum. They built up a lead and had some match points on their own serve and on the serve of their opponents. However they failed to take advantage and the German-Romanian duo have came back to level the score: 5-5. Thanks to support from the home crowd, the Belgian team still won the second set 7-5.

In the quarterfinals a clash with the second seeds, Michaella Krajicek (WTAD-25) and Monica Niculescu (WTAD-44), is possible. Tomorrow Alison plays her first round singles match. She plays the second match from 12am at the center court of the Sportpaleis in Antwerp.