Alison (WTA-79) played her quarterfinal at the ITF tournament in Poitiers (France, $ 100 000) on Friday. She beat the American Bernarda Pera (WTA-129) in two sets.
In the first set, both players were struggling to win their service games, after 31 minutes, fourth seed Alison won the first set with 6-1. In the second set, the American was leading 1-5, but Alison came back to win the set 7-5. The American hit 6 aces, Alison 4. The match lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes.
In the semifinals, Ali will face Yanina Wickmayer (WTA-111) or Swiss Belinda Bencic (WTA-192).