At the WTA-tournament of Miami, Alison (WTA-115) had to battle against American wild card player Ingrid Neel (WTA-765) in the final qualifying round. The 16-year-old knocked the number 85 of the world, Donna Vekic, in her first match.
In the first set both players were broken once and a tiebreak had to decide who would win the set. Alison managed to take a very close tiebreak with 9-7. The Belgian had twelve breakpoints in the second set, and could to break once. Ali took the second set 6-4.
The opponent of Ali in the first round is not known yet.