At the WTA tournament in Luxembourg Alison (WTA-79) was for the second time in her career opposed to the fourth seeded, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (WTA-31) in the second round. Last year, the Czech won in straight sets and also today Ali was defeated in two sets.
The Belgian lost her own serve at the beginning of the match, and trailed 0-2. However she kept on fighting and went to 4-4 in the first set. But then the Belgian was broken for a third time, and she could not revert the situation. Zahlavova Strycova won the first set 4-6.
In the second set Alison took an early 2-0 lead. She did not manage to keep this advantage, but took the serve of the Czech again at 3-2. Also this advantage was quickly gone and Zahlavova Strycova got the chance to serve it out at 5-6. She failed, but took the match in tiebreak 1-7.