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Ali Fantastic tournament though

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Great event by Alison! Great grass season. Now it's time to finally win some matches at WTA level off grass....actually even winning at ITF level before the indoor season comes will suffice.


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So glad she got that MDWC. She made a great finish to her grass season. GL in the States, Ali
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Alison Hope this run gives her confidence for the rest of the year!

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Alison beat Vania in WTT last night 5-3. But dear lord is that forehand AWFUL. She has practically no control over it. Doesn't reign in her returns on that side for anything. So careless. We all knew that was her weaker side, but I mean I think 3 years later at this point it was hopeful it would be stronger...


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Alison beat Vania in WTT last night 5-3. But dear lord is that forehand AWFUL. She has practically no control over it. Doesn't reign in her returns on that side for anything. So careless. We all knew that was her weaker side, but I mean I think 3 years later at this point it was hopeful it would be stronger...
I think that's her biggest problem. On grass, the ball generally stays lower and cuts through the court more quickly. On clay or hard, her forehand just sits up for her opponents, waiting to be crushed. Really hope she can find a way to improve that side.

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Alison's draw in the 50k Portland:

(8)Irina Falconi (USA) v Q/LL
Allie Will (USA) v Sachia Vickery (USA)
So-Ra Lee (KOR) v (wc)Jamie Loeb (USA)
(3)Alison Riske (USA) v Q/LL

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Alison won her match here in Portland against Brianna Morgan 7-6 (6) 6-3. The first match was a real battle back and forth, but Alison was in control of the second set, capitalizing on Morgan's UE's. Now onto the semis vs Shelby Rogers.
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Nice job, Alison!! GL tomorrow!!

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Ali GL against Shelby
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Ali just beat Shelby 4/6 6/3 6/3 With this win she enters the Top 100 for the first time in her career... Congrats!
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Ali just beat Shelby 4/6 6/3 6/3 With this win she enters the Top 100 for the first time in her career... Congrats!
I just got back from watching the match. Ali looked really great in the last set, keeping it together, with some decisive cross-court forehand winners!
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Congrats Ali! Win the title now!

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Congrats on the win and on reaching the top 100!!

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Congrats on Top 100, but keep your eyes on the prize! Portland title here we come!


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