Alison (WTA-50) faced Lucie Hradecka (WTA-55) for the second time in her career. Earlier this year, Ali lost in three sets from the Czech. Today, however, she was the better in two sets.
In the first set the Belgian had to allow eight break points on her own serve. She worked them all away and converted two breakpoints herself. Ali won the set 6-2. Alison had to hand in her service game twice in the second set. However she broke Hradecka’s serve once more and won the set 7-5.
In the second round Alison will play against fourth seed Andrea Petkovic (WTA-20) or Johanna Larsson (WTA-59).