Alison (WTA-97) can look back on an excellent tournament in Hong Kong. She reached the semifinals, where she was defeated by third seed Karolina Pliskova (WTA-36).
Alison played a very strong tournament in Hong Kong. On her way to her first semifinal in a WTA-tournament of this size, she beat the second seed Daniela Hantuchova (WTA-57). In the semis she did not start very well, she was broken three times, and could not convert any of the four breakpoints she had : 1-6.
However Alison kept on fighting. In the second set she did not gave her opponent any chance to break, and she broke Plishkova once : 6-4. In the decisive third set, the Czech played very efficiently and took her chances. She was able to break twice, while Alison could convert only one breakchance. Plishkova won the third set 4-6.
Next week Alison is playing again in Asia. She will be on the main draw of the WTA-tournament of Guangzhou, her opponent is not known yet.