At the ITF-tournament in Poitiers ($ 100 000) Alison (WTA-138) had to face Chloe Paquet (WTA-303) in the first round. The Frenchwoman received a wildcard for the main draw and wasn’t a too big obstacle for the Belgian. Ali won the match in two sets: 6-4 and 6-2.
In the next round Alison gets a tougher opponent : Mona Barthel (WTA-190). Last year the German was ranked within the top 50, but her ranking has dropped. Both players face each other for the first time.