Terrific campaign ends with second loss to Kasatkina

It was a terrific campaign from Alison at Wimbledon but it came to an end in the fourth round. Alison had already lost a three-set match to Kasatkina at Eastbourne and history repeated itself. Alison lost 7-6 (8/6) 3-6 2-6.

Alison had the better start and led by two games to nil and four games to two. Each time Kasatkina was able to come back. A tie-break had to make the difference. Even in the breaker it was very tight. Alison was set point down but then won three straight points to make it 8-6.

Afterwards the momentum shifted towards the Russian player. Ali led 2-1 in the second set but found herself trailing by two games to five later on. Both players then had one more servicegame before Alison had to concede the second set.

Kasatkina continued to push on. The fourteenth seed broke Alison’s serve two more times. Alison tried to fight back but her forehand went long on the third match point. That was about it for Alison in which was a great Grand Slam for her.