Alison (WTA-117) had to face Australian Arina Rodionova (WTA-234) in the quarterfinal of the ITF-tournament in Lexington. The Belgian won their only previous encounter in Nuremberg last year.
On the American hardcourt Rodionova was leading 4-2 when Alison had to retire. Ali was still suffering from her ankle. Earlier this year she got surgery and was out for a couple of months.