Alison is the top seed this week at the ITF-tournament in Las Vegas ($ 50 000). In the first round she had to face American lucky loser Kayla Day (WTA-274), after Paula Cristina Goncalves (WTA-169) withdrew from the tournament.
Ali lost the first set 5-7, but was able to find her rhythm in the second set. The momentum switched and the Belgian won the next two sets 6-3 and 6-1.
In the second round she will face Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova (WTA-287). It is their first encounter.