Alison (WTA-48) has made a good start at the Qatar Total Open in Doha (Qatar, WTA Premier), she won her first match in two sets.
Alison faced Polona Hercog (WTA-43) for the fifth time in her career, the Slovenian won 3 of their previous encounters. In Doha, Alison started well and won the first set with 6-2.
Alison also made a strong impression in the second set. Hercog could never threaten her and Ali got the 6-2 6-2 victory. The match lasted just over one hour.
In the second round, Alison plays against Elena Rybakina (WTA-19) or Sorana Cirstea (WTA-70).