Alison (WTA-115) faced sixteenth seed Anna-Lena Friedsam (WTA-102) in the first qualifying round of the WTA-tournament in Miami. In their previous five encounters Ali could beat the German only once, but today she managed to win for the second time.
In the first set Ali had some chances to break at 2-1, but could not take them. At 4-3 she managed to convert a breakpoint and she successfully served for the set afterwards : 6-3.
In the second game of the second set Alison got into trouble on her own serve. The German took a 0-3 lead, but Alison came back to 4-4 and managed to break her opponent again. She won the second set 6-4.
In the final qualifying round Ali will face Donna Vekic (WTA-85) from Croatia or Ingrid Neel (WTA-765) from the United States.