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19th-24th July 2010 'CIMB Malaysian Open'

Round 1:
Alison beat Tania Bailey 3-1 [10/12, 11/5, 12/10, 11/6]

Enjoyed a good game with Tan last night, i lost to her here 2 years ago and i know Tan is a tough competitor and has been playing well recently so i knew it could be a tough match.
We had some close games and towards the end i managed to push on and secure the match and i was pleased with how i felt physically. Its great to be back into tournaments especially after having 2 months off due to injury and then a good 2 months summer training so its nice to have the buzz of playing in a tournament again.  I play Omneya tonight on the glass court where we are staying so i’m looking forward to that. It always attracts some good crowds and makes it a really good atmosphere to play in’. – Alison

1/4 Finals:
Alison beat Omneya Abdel Kawy 3-1 [11/5, 11/3, 3/11, 11/4]

‘I have had some battles with Omneya so i knew it was going to be tough. I had a set game plan going into the match and i felt i stuck to it well. I was hitting a good length and i think this was the key as it kept me in front of her.  She is so skilful at the front of the court that i had to try and keep in front of her throughout. I play Nicol now tonight in the semis, so i’m looking forward to that and really enjoying our time here in KL’    – Alison 


Alison lost to Nicol David 1-3 [12/14, 10/12, 11/6, 7/11] 

‘Great match last night and frustrating as I had game balls in the 1st and 2nd games. I felt I was with Nicol throughout the whole match and there were just a few shots in it really. She plays really well when she is down in a game and just keeps it really steady. It was pleasing as my fitness felt good and hopefully next time i can push on that bit further. We go to Singapore tomorrow so am getting ready for the next tournament now, where we start playing on Wednesday. Today I’m having a light hit to get the body moving and then definitely a massage later and then supporting Jen in the final later’   Alison




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