Alison (WTA-115) played against Italian Camila Giorgi (WTA-37) in the second round in Miami. In the first set of Ali managed to keep up the level of her last matches. She did lose serve once however, and could not take two break chances. The Belgian lost the first set 3-6.
Ali reached the main draw via the quallies, and played a long three-setter in the first round. That started to take its toll in the second set. The 30th seeded, Giorgi, increased the pressure and broke Ali’s serve twice. Alison herself could no longer scare the Italian and lost the second set 2-6.