Last week Alison lost in the second round of the WTA-125K tournament of Limoges. Because she had to defend her tournament win in Taipei, she dropped out of the top 100. In order to secure a spot on the main draw of the Australian Open, she will compete for the last time this year.
Ali will play the ITF-tournament of Dubai ($75.000). She is the second seed and will battle against a qualifier in the first round.