Alison (WTA-106) played against Renata Voracova (WTA-173) in the second round of the ITF-tournament of Dubai ($75 000). Last year the Belgian needed three sets to win against the Czech, and also today the third set was decisive. Ali did not start well, and lost the first set 3-6. In the second set she was trailing 1-3 but fought back to reach the tiebreak, which she won 7-3. Ali also won the third set convincingly 6-0.
In the quarterfinal the Belgian will face the seventh seeded Vitalia Diatchenko (WTA-77). The Russian is in excellent shape and took the title at the WTA-125K tournament of Taipei last week.