Alison did not manage to qualify for the third round at the WTA-tournament in Indian Wells. She lost in three sets to the 23th seed Elina Svitolina (WTA-29). However she started the match well and broke her opponent twice in the first set. Ali lost her serve once, and won the first set 6-4.
In the first game of the second set Alison had again the opportunity to go through the service of Svitolina, but she could not take it. At 1-2 she was broken, and the Ukrainian took a 1-4 lead. Alison could break beack and eventually a tiebreak had to decide. Svitolina quickly took a 1-4 lead, the Belgian fought back until 4-5 but lost to tiebreak 4-7.
In the third set there were a lot of breaks. Alison could not keep up with the level of Svitolina, and lost the third set 1-6 after a fight of 2 hours and 17 minutes.