Alison kicks off her clay court season in Lugano, Switzerland, where she had to face rain delays in both her singles and doubles match. Alison is through in the singles tournament after beating Océane Dodin 6-4 6-2. But sadly, Ali lost her doubles match alongside Mandy Minella to Rosolska and Spears 3-6 6-7.
Alison surrendered the first two games to Dodin but quickly turned things around. Ali was leading 5-4 when a rain delay intervened. However when both players continued play on Wednesday, Alison won the first game to wrap up the first set. In the second set, Ali broke her opponents’ serve twice and convincingly served out the match. Alison will play Camilla Giorgi in the next round.
In doubles, Alison and Mandy Minella from Luxembourg lost the first set to Polonian player Alicja Rosolska and American Abigail Spears 3-6. Play got suspended in the second set but things were very close once play resumed. Alison and Mandy just fell short forcing a deciding set, losing the tie-break in the second.