In the first round of the WTA-tournament in Acapulco Alison (WTA-44), seeded fifth, had to face Mariana Duque-Marino (WTA-72). Three years ago, Ali lost to the Colombian in three sets, and also today she did not manage to get a victory.
The Belgian won the first set, after being broken two times, but she converted four breakpoints. In the second and third set the Belgian served slightly better but the Colombian also boosted her first service percentage. Duque-Marino grabbed the decisive break in both sets and got the victory after more than two hours of tennis: 4-6 and 4-6.
Next week, Ali plays the WTA-tournament in Monterrey.