The WTA tournament of Marrakech started well for Alison (WTA-86). In the first qualifying round she took on the Spanish Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (WTA-244). Ali was leading 2-0 when her opponent retired injured.
In the second qualifying round Ali will face a Spanish opponent again: the 18-year-old Sara Sorribes Tormo (WTA-159). They played each other once as juniors in 2010, Ali won 6-4 6-2.