Strong opening match sets up meeting with last year’s champion at Wimbledon

Alison had never beaten Polona Hercog before but nevertheless disposed of her Slovenian opponent in the first round at Wimbledon. A strong showing helped Alison convincingly beat Hercog 6-2 6-2. In the next round, Alison will play last year’s champion Garbiñe Muguruza.

Alison immediately got into her rythm after a good start. Her opponent didn’t have one moment to relax in the early stages of the match. Alison was already up 5-1 when Hercog finally had a swift game. Alison then served out the first set without too many problems.

Same scenario in the second set: Alison kept putting pressure on Hercog and was also able to win a couple of tight games. Alison raced towards a 4-0-lead. Without having to drop her serve once, Ali wrapped things up after one hours and six minutes. She got a nice reward for her win: a second round match against last year’s champion, who’s ranked number three in the world.