At the WTA-tournament in Monterrey Alison (WTA-47) qualified for the second round. Ali is seeded sixth and had to face American Irina Falconi (WTA-80) for the first time in the first round .
In the first set the Belgian saved eight break points and broke her opponent’s serve once. Also in the second set Ali converted two breakpoints, which resulted in a 6-4 and 6-2 victory in 1 hour and 25 minutes.
In the second round she will face compatriot Kirsten Flipkens (WTA-73) or Francesca Schiavone (WTA-97) from Italy.