Alison is playing at the prestigious Indian Wells where she obviously faces stern opponents. Alison did well in the first round to beat Alison Rsiek 7-6 (7/1) 6-4.
At 1-1, it was the American player who managed to get the first break. Alison trailed 1-3 but just like in Budapest, she proved she can fight back. She went from 2-4 down to a 5-4-lead. Riske did get an opportunity to serve for the set but Alison broke back another time and totally dominated the tie-break. This way, she had the advantage mentally.
The fact that she won a long opening game in the second set was another blow for her opponent. Alison led 2-0. Riske immediately tied the set at 2. Alsion responded immediately with another break and that was the deciding moment in this match. Alison served really well in her last two servicegames and secured the win. In the next round, Belinda Bencic awaits. She recently won the tournament of Dubai and was able to beat players like Halep, Svitolina and Kvitova there. But Alison is also full of confidence ofcourse after she prevailed in Budapest.