First final in 2018

Alison is into the final at the Hungarian Ladies Open after beating Viktoria Kuzmova (WTA-121) 6-4 6-2. It will be a first final early on the season. Last year Alison played three finals.

The road to the final has been impressive as Alison still hasn’t lost a set. Against Kuzmova, she again had a great start and won the first two games. At 3-2 Alison lost a service game, a rare occasion this week. Alison responded by winning three straight games when trailing 3-4 to win the first set.

In the second set Alison immediately broke Kuzmova’s serve which was a big blow for the Slovakian player. Ali won the next eight points and then erased a 0-40-deficit to win the next game as well. Building on her 4-0-lead, Alison won the second set 6-2. The final against top seed Dominika Cibulkova (WTA-33) will not start before 5 pm.