Schmiedlova next opponent as Ali looks to qualify for quarters

Alison will be on the court on Wednesday, looking to qualify for the quarter-finals at Linz. To achieve that goal, she’ll have to beat qualifier Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.

This means Alison will face a player from Slovakia for the second straight match. Schmiedlova is ranked number 70 in the world. Alison already played her four times. All four of their meetings took place in 2015. Alison and Schmiedlova each won two matches. Play will start Wednesday at noon. Alison is scheduled to play in the second match on the show court, after completion of the match between Katerina Siniakova and Ekaterina Alexandrova.