Alison (WTA-48) was not able to advance to the main draw of the Dubai WTA tournament draw (UAE, Premier). She lost in three sets in the last qualifying round.
Alison battled against Czech Katerina Siniakova (WTA-58) for a place in the main draw. Alison started the match well by winning the first set with 7-5, but Siniakova came back in the match and took the second set with 2-6. In the third set, Ali had four matchpoints at 5-3 and 5-4, but failed to convert them. It was ultimately the Czech who won by the ultimate set with 5-7. The match lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Later on Monday, Alison (WTA D-126) will play her first doubles match together with Kirsten Flipkens (WTA D-28), they face the sixth seeds Demi Schuurs (WTA D-12) and Kveta Peschke ( WTA D-22).