At the ITF-tournament in Poitiers ($ 100 000) Alison faced Mona Barthel (WTA-190) in the second round. Last year the German was ranked in the top 50.
Ali played Barthel for the first time but encountered little resistance from her. In the first set she only had to hand in one game: 6-1. In the second set the Belgian could count on her excellent serve and broke her opponent’s serve twice. After 52 minutes she won the second set 6-3.
In the quarterfinal she will face Estonian Anett Kontaveit (WTA-118) or French wildcard Fiona Ferro (WTA-239).