Alison (WTA-65) has easily qualified for the second round of the Yarra Valley Classic (WTA 500) in Melbourne.
Ali had little trouble with Su-Wei Hsieh (WTA-68) in her first match in Melbourne, she easily won the encounter with 6-2 and 6-0 in just under an hour. In the second round, she will have to face sixth seed Garbiñe Muguruza (WTA-15).
In the doubles Alison (WTA D-102) was defeated in the first round together with the Swedish Cornelia Lister (WTA D-78). They lost 6-7 (5) and 4-6 to Ankita Raina (WTA D-119) and Rosalie Van Der Hoek (WTA D-116).