Alison (WTA-79) faced Francesca Schiavone (WTA 69) in the final qualifying round of the WTA-tournament of Wuhan. In the first set the Belgian managed to get a couple of breakpoints, but could not convert any of them. When Schiavone had the opportunity, she took advantage of it and took the first set 3-6.
Ali fought back in the second set and was leading with a double break. The Italian broke back once, but Ali clinched the second set 6-3. In the decisive set, the scenario of the first set was repeated. Alison had six break opportunities, but failed to take them. One chance was enough for the Italian to decide the match : 3-6.
Alison’s next tournament is the WTA-tournament of Beijing