Alison has already entered the grass season as she is participating at the ITF-tournament in Surbiton. In the first round, she cruised past Lizette Cabrera 6-1 6-4.
Her Australian opponent coudn’t bother Alison, especially not in the early stages. Alison immediately applied the pressure and went up 2-0. Then, Cabrera was able to hold her serve. But it would be the only game she would win against Alison in the first set.
Alison was looking to build on her success but Cabrera was able to fight her way into the match. As the second set went along, Alison increased the pressure again. Cabrera saved two break points but dropped her next servicegame as Alison forced match points and immediately converted her first one. After only 59 minutes, it was job done for Alison. She will face American player Caroline Dolehide (WTA-196) in the second round.