Alison (WTA-55) is in great shape at the WTA tournament in Lyon (France, WTA 250). She qualified for the quarterfinals.
After a smooth victory in the first round, Alison had to face the Russian Varvara Gracheva (WTA-71). The Belgian immediately got the advantage and won the first set 6-2.
Ali also went up 4-1 in the second set, but Gracheva came back to 4-4. In a hard-fought ninth game, the Belgian got the advantage and then finished it off smoothly on her own service: 6-4. In the quarterfinals she will face Caroline Garcia (WTA-74) or Martina Trevisan (WTA-92).