Alison (WTA–52) played for the first time in her career against US Open finalist Roberta Vinci (WTA-18) in the second round of the WTA-tournament in Beijing. She quickly dropped her service game but was able to rebreak. However Ali had to give in her own service game twice again and lost the first set 6-2.
In the second set, the Belgian failed to serve better. She was broken immediately and the Italian did not let Alison come back in the match. The second set also went to Vinci 6-2.