Due to some withdrawals the qualifying draw of the WTA tournament in Wuhan was changed. On the new draw Alison (WTA-79) was seeded 19th and had to battle against Kristina Mladenovic (WTA-90) in the first round.
Ali started the match pretty well and had no trouble with her opponent. In the first set she converted two break points and took the first set 6-2. In the second set the Belgian experienced more difficulties. She got broken twice, but fought back and won 7-5 in the end.
In the final qualifying round Alison will face her original opponent from the first round, Francesca Schiavone (WTA-69).