Alison (WTA-127) faced British wildcard player Tara Moore (WTA-227) in the first round. Moore is ranked many paces lower but gained a lot of confidence during the grass season with a final at the ITF-tournament in Eastbourne and a quarterfinal in Nottingham. This contrasts with Alison who just returned on the circuit in Rosmalen after three months of injury woes.
In the first set both players were equally matched until 3-4. Ali started making some errors and the British took the first set 3-6. In the second set Alison immediately had to hand in her service game. She failed to convert break opportunities and lost the second set 2-6.