Alison (WTA-104) has reached the second round at the Citi Open in Washington (United States, $ 250 000). She defeated the Slovaks Jana Cepelova (WTA-92) in three sets.
Alison is the only Belgian on the main draw of the WTA tournament in Washington. The Belgian won the first set 7-5, but then the momentum changed. The second set went to Cepelova 1-6, but in set three Ali took the lead again. The decisive set went 6-1 to Alison, the match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.
In the second round she will face German Julia Görges (WTA-40). They meet for the first time.