Fifth seed too strong in Linz

Alison (WTA-85) was not able to reach the second round of the WTA tournament in Linz (Austria, $ 250 000). She lost in two sets to fifth seed Sorana Cirstea (WTA-37).

Alison had to fight hard for every point against the Romanian, who reached the quarterfinal in Beijing last week. The first set went 3-6 to Romanian. In the second set, Ali came leveled the score after an early break, but Cirstea broke again and took the set with 5-7. The match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.