Alison takes first hurdle in Istanbul

Alison (WTA-60) won her first match at the WTA tournament in Istanbul (Turkey, WTA International).

Alison, seeded sixth, faced Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova (WTA-85) in the first round. The Belgian won the first set with 6-3 and then continued to impress. Van Uytvanck was also too strong in the second set: 6-4. The match lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes. In the second round Alison will play against the winner of the match between Kateryna Bondarenko (WTA-349) and Danka Kovinic (WTA-92).

In doubles Alison (WTA D-114) reached the quarterfinals together with Greet Minnen (WTA D-124) after their opponents Natela Dzalamidze (WTA D-136) and Miyu Kato (WTA D-73) retired at 4-3 in the first set. Their next opponents are not yet known.