Schmiedlova first opponent at French Open

Alison (WTA-88) will play her first qualifying match at the French Open against the Slovak, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (WTA-51). “If I have a chance? We will discover that on Tuesday”, Alison laughs. “I’m ready for it. Now two days of training and then… go!”

The Belgian is quite happy with her preparation, she tells us. “I’ve played a lot of matches, so that’s OK. When will I be happy? I would love to win a round, but we’ll see.”

Schmiedlova isn’t an unknown player for the Belgian. They played each other twice already this year. Schmiedlova won both matches on clay in Brazil and on hardcourt in Poland. Hopefully Ali can take revenge during the second grandslam of the year.