In the second round of the WTA-tournament in Linz Alison (WTA-50) had to face Johanna Larsson (WTA-59). Last year, Ali played once against the Swedish at the clay court tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Then the Belgian got the victory in two sets, but today she was defeated in two sets.
In the first set Ali collected nine breakpoints but she only managed to convert two chances. She herself had to deliver her service game three times and Larsson took the first set 6-4. In the second set things looked good for Alison, she got a setpoint at 5-4 but the Swedish managed to take the set to a tiebreak. Ali had to surrender 7-2.
Next week Alison will play indoors in Luxemburg, it will be her last tournament of the year.