Alison one win away from Dubai main draw

At the WTA tournament in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, Premier) Alison (WTA-47) needs one more victory to reach the main draw.

Alison, seeded eighth in qualifying, had to compete against Slovakian Kristina Kucova (WTA-164) in the second qualifying round. She started the match well and took the first set with 6-4. In the second set both players had their chances and Kucova managed to save some match points when she served to stay in the match. A tiebreak had to bring the decision and that went with 7-6 (3) to Ali .

In the decisive qualifying round she will face Czech Katerina Siniakova (WTA-59), who was too strong with 6-1 and 6-4 for the Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone (WTA-149).