Alison (WTA-47) has had a good week at the WTA tournament of St. Petersburg (Russia, WTA Premier). She easily won her first round and only lost in three of third seed Petra Kvitova (WTA-11) in round number two.
There where no presents given to Ali at the draw, but nevertheless she convincingly won her first game 6-4 6-1 over French talent Kristina Mladenovic (WTA-37).
Against Kvitova, the Belgian played her best tennis of the year so far. After an amazing fight of no less than 2 hours and 16 minutes, she lost 6-7 (1), 6-1 and 2-6.
Next up: Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Premier) where Alison will try her luck in the qualifications.