Alison (WTA-148) has reached the final qualifying round of the WTA-tournament in Miami ($ 7 669 423). In her first match she was too strong for compatriot Elise Mertens (WTA-68).
Alison was opposed against top seed Mertens for the first time in her career. Ali won the Belgian encounter in two tie breaks 7-6(5) and 7-6(4). The match lasted two hours.
In the final qualifying round Ali will face the 21-year-old Estonian Anett Kontaveit (WTA-112). Ali won their two previous encounters.