In the first round of the WTA-tournament in Seoul Alison (WTA 58) needed a tiebreak in the third set to take the victory and also her second round match was not easy. For the first time in her career she had to face the Czech Kateřina Siniaková (WTA 69).
In the first set Ali, seeded eighth, broker her two years yournger opponent’s serve twice. She had give in her own service once and took the first set 6-3. Afterwards the momentum changed and the Belgian lost the second set 1-6. Also in the third set Alison was broken early. She managed to fight back and level the score and a tiebreak had to decide who would win the match. Leading 6-3 Siniakova had to serve to stay in the match. She failed and a double fault ended the match.
Alison will play in the quarterfinals against the fourth seed Varvara Lepchenko (WTA 46) or Elizaveta Kulichkova (WTA 102).