Alison will not have to play the qualification tournament of the Australian Open next season. The first Grand Slam tournament of the year starts in a bit more than one month, and Alison (WTA-106) was the last direct entry.
“When I heard the news, I was so happy that I made a small kangaroo jump”, Alison jokes. “It was my goal to be ranked high enough at the end of this season in order to enter the main draw of the Australian Open directly. We can indeed be proud, because it has been a while since four Belgian girls qualified directy for a Grand Slam”, I think.
Alison joined her compatriots Kirsten Flipkens (WTA-45), Yanina Wickmayer (WTA-76) and An-Sophie Mestach (WTA-100) on the main draw.