Alison (WTA-136) has failed to win her first match of the year. At the Indian Wells qualification tournament (US $ 7,669,423) she lost to the first seed.
Alison had to compete against Peng Shuai (WTA-49) in the first qualifying round. The first set went to the Chinese 6-2. In the second set, Alison was up a break, but she could not maintain the advantage. Peng managed to get to a tiebreak, which she won 7-6(2). The match lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes.