At the ITF-tournament in Albuquerque Alison (WTA-103) won her first round match. She had to face Kristie Ahn (WTA-214) for the first time in her career. Ali, seeded second, failed to create a decisive gap in the first set. A tiebreak had to decide who would win the set and Ali won it 7-5. In the second set Alison managed to get a decisive break, she won the set 6-4.
In the second round, the Belgian will play against Sherazad Reix (WTA-220) from France. Three years ago, both players faced each other twice. Alison won both encounters.