In the semifinal of the ITF-tournament of Poitiers ($100.000) Alison (WTA-138) had to face the American Lauren Davis (WTA-72). It was their first encounter.
In the first set Alison lost her serve three times. Davis took the set 6-1. The Belgian couldn’t raise her level of play in the second set: 2-4. Ali kept fighting and she started serving better. She came back in the match and Alison succeeded in securing a tiebreak. She saved several match points in the tiebreak but at the end the American took the win: 13-11.