Alison (WTA-47) had an excellent start at the qualifications of the Dubai WTA tournament (United Arab Emirates, Premier). She won her first match in two sets.
Alison started well against the Russian Angelina Gabueva (WTA-462), she took the first set with 6-1. In set two, Gabueva offered more resistance, but Ali kept her head cool and took the second set with 6-4. The match lasted just over an hour.
In the second qualifying round Alison will face Slovakian Kristina Kucova (WTA-164). They play against each other for the first time.