Alison (WTA-79) has to play qualifications at the WTA tournament in Wuhan. In the first round of the qualifying tournament, she will play against Francesca Schiavone (WTA-69). The Italian is seeded thirteenth, and plays Ali for the first time. The 34 year old Schiavone is not playing her best season, but can rely on her experience.
If Alison wins her first match, she will face Heather Watson (WTA 46) or Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 90) for a place on the main draw.