Alison still has to defend the rankingpoints of the tournament of Taipei, where she took the title last year. In order to ensure a place on the main draw of the Australian Open, she will play some ITF-tournaments at the end of the season.
This week she plays the ITF tournament in Poitiers ($ 100,000). The Belgian has been seeded seventh and will face a qualifier in the first round. Therefore Ali will need to wait another day to know her opponent. If she can survive the first two rounds, she will probably face first seed Timea Bacsinszky (WTA-50)in the quarterfinal.