In the first round of the ITF-tournament in Cagnes-sur-Mer ($ 100 000) Alison (WTA-90) easily beat the second seed. In her second match she had to compete against Yulia Putintseva (WTA-108). Ali already lost to the Kazakh twice before and today she could not turn the tide. She was broken five times and lost 2-6 and 1-6.
Ali also withdrew for her doubles semifinal together with Daria Gavrilova. “Today I could not give myself 100% due to a shoulder injury. With Roland Garros coming up shortly, I decided together with my doubles partner to withdraw from the doubles semifinal”, Alison said afterwards.