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Alison 'Runner-Up' In Australian Open (10th-15th August 2010)

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Round 1: Alison beat Birgit Coufal
11/3, 11/3, 11/2 (3-0)


Last 16: Alison beat Isabelle Stoehr
11/4, 11/2, 12/14, 11/9 (3-1)

“In Canberra now and it’s a 32 draw at this event. I played Birgit Coufal yesterday and then Isabelle Stoher today and won 3-0 and 3-1 respectively.

Good to be in the quarter finals now and at last we move onto the glass court. The court is set up in a convention centre, just downstairs from our hotel and it is a really good venue and has been getting some good crowds already. I think the weekend is sold out with over 1500 tickets sold per day so this is great news.
I play Jackie Hawkes tomorrow afternoon so got a practice in the morning to get a feel for the court.

Temperatures have dropped tonight and it was freezing walking out to dinner tonight. Missing the English summer!”   – Alison


1/4 Finals: Alison beat Jaclyn Hawkes
11/5, 11/9, 11/7 (3-0)

Semi Finals: Alison beat Rachael Grinham
11/7, 11/8, 10/12, 9/11, 11/9 (3-2)

Final: Alison lost to Madeline Perry
5/11, 10/12, 11.6, 11/4, 11/13 (2-3)

“Well a good tournament in Canberra though it would have been nice to get the win in today. Hard to take when you lose 13-11 in the 5th especially with 2 match balls as well. Mads played well though and I think it was a good final. Had a slowish start and I think my semis match yesterday was still in the legs a bit! I managed to up the pace in the 3rd and 4th and then the 5th was just a battle really. We were both getting tired and were hanging in there really. Was pretty exciting and that’s why squash is the best sport because its full of dramas and there are such highs and lows but even when you lose, it hurts but you still love the game!

We are off to Melbourne tomorrow for a doubles event starting Tuesday. This is in preparation for the Commonwealth Games so am looking forward to that”   – Alison


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