At the ITF-tournament in Lexington ($ 50,000) Alison (WTA-117) had to play against Catherine Bellis (WTA-159) in the first round. Last week both players faced each other as well, Ali won the match in three sets. Also today she got the victory in three sets.
In the first set the American was the better player and won the set 4-6. Alison managed to turn the tide, she won the second set 7-5 and steamed to a 6-1 victory in the third set.
In the second round Ali will play against qualifier Alison Bai (WTA 388). It is the first encounter between the two players.