Alison (WTA-89) played her match in the second round of the Astana Open (Kazakhstan, WTA250) on Wednesday. Despite losing a set, she reached the quarterfinals.
Against the German Anna-Lena Friedsam (WTA-131) Ali got off to a good start by winning the first set 6-4. In the second set, Friedsam only needed one break to take the set with 3-6 set. An exciting third set went to Alison 6-4.
In the quarterfinals, Alison will meet the Russian Varvara Gracheva (WTA-88), seventh seed in the tournament. In the doubles Alison (WTA D-70) and Greet Minnen (WTA D-72) had to retire at 2-6 1-0 against Yana Sizikova (WTA D-123) and Vitalia Diatchenko (WTA D-295).