Alison (WTA-80) took revenge for her loss last week against Gioia Barbieri (WTA-200). In Nantes she lost in two sets, but today she was much stronger than the Italian. Ali, seeded sixth, granted her opponent only one game. In less that 52 minutes she put a convincing 6-0 6-1 win on the scoreboard.
In the second round Ali will play against Tereza Smitková (WTA-83). Both players faced each other twice last year last year on hardcourt, they each won one of their encounters.