No luck for Alison (WTA-106) at the WTA-tournament of Hobart ($ 250 000). She failed to reach the main draw, like she did last year. Barbora Krejcikova (WTA-173), who is one year younger than Alison, was too strong in the first qualification round.
The Belgian lost her own serve twice in the first set, which allowed her opponent to take the set 2-6. In the second set Ali was leading 5-4 where she managed to break Krejcikova’s serve on love: 6-4. However in the deciding set it was again the Czech who took two break opportunities and won the deciding set with 2-6.
Alison will now travel to Melbourne, where she will be directly on the main draw of the Australian Open.