Alison (WTA-115) was reached the main draw at the WTA-tournament in Miami by going through in the qualifications. In the first round she had to take on Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova (WTA-47). A month ago, the Belgian beat her in straight sets at the WTA-tournament in Antwerp. In Miami she repeated her win.
In the second game of the match, Ali immediately got three break opportunities. However she could not convert them and lost her serve in the next game: 1-3. She managed to get back to 4-4 and in some very close games Rybarikova was one point away from winning the set. However Ali kept her cool, and won the first set 7-5.
In the second set Alison had some issues with her serve. The Slovakian took two of the seven break opportunities, and won the second set 2-6. In the third set however Alison took control again, Rybarkova did not win another game, and Alison took the third set 6-0.
In the second round faces the 30st seeded, Camila Giorgi (WTA-37).