One of the highlights of the year could not be repeated at the tournament in Wuhan. This time around, Alison couldn’t surprise Garbiñe Muguruza. Alison lost to the two-time grand slam champion 4-6 0-6.
Alison did make things difficult for Muguruza in the first set. At 2-3, Alison lost her servicegame. She was able to get the rebreak however and everything still looked possible in the first set. But then Alison lost her next servicegame to love.
Muguruza was just too strong in this match. The Spanish top player got into her rythm more and more as the match went on and didn’t let Alison back in it.