Alison (WTA-68) was not able to reach the main draw of the WTA tournament in Madrid (Spain, WTA 1 000). She lost her first qualifying match in three sets.
Ali came into action in Madrid for the first time since her knee surgery. In the first qualifying round she had to face the Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (WTA-115). The Belgian took a smooth start and won the first set 6-0. Then the match turned and Schmiedlova won the next sets with 2-6 and 0-6. The match lasted an hour and a half.