Alison (WTA-105) played fourth seed Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova (WTA-49) for the third time this year at the Katowice Open. Ali already beat her twice this year, and also today she got the victory.
Alison’s first three service games were almost perfect. She only had to drop one point, and broke Rybarikova while leading 3-2. Ali held serve and the Slovakian had to serve to stay in the sets. She failed, and the Belgian took the first set 6-2.
Ali had some difficulties in the beginning of the second set. The Slovakian got two chances to break, but did not convert them. Ali got the break instead, and won also the second set 6-3.
In the second round she will face either Tereza Smitková (WTA-57) or Carina Witthoeft (WTA-74).