Alison (WTA-113) reached the quarterfinals of the ITF-tournament in the Las Vegas ($ 50 000). She beat Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova (WTA-287) in two sets.
Top seed Ali had to fight hard in the first set, but managed to force the decisive break at the end: 7-5. In the second set the Belgian found her rhythm and easily won it 6-1.
In the quarterfinal she will face American Taylor Townsend (WTA-137), it is their first encounter.