Alison (WTA-60) has reached the main draw at the WTA 1000 tournament in Montreal (Canada). To ensure her spot, she first had to finish two qualifying matches.
As a top seed, Ali faced no issues in her first qualifying round against the Japanese Makoto Ninomiya (WTA-923): the Belgian won 6-2 6-0.
In the second round, Alison faced the though German Jule Niemeier (WTA-150). After losing the first set 4-7 in the tiebreak, she eventually put things in order: 6-0 6-3.
In her first main draw round, Donna Vekic (WTA-56) from Croatia awaits.
Together with Slovenian Polona Hercog (WTA D-492), Ali (WTA D-112) also plays doubles. In their first round, the duo faces the American-British tandem Emina Bektas (WTA D-140) and Tara Moore (WTA D-144).