Alison (WTA D-114) was not able to reach the second round of the US Open (United States, Grand Slam) together with Kirsten Flipkens (WTA D-28). They had to surrender against the third seeds in two sets.
Alison and Kirsten faced Nicole Melichar (WTA D-16) and Yifan Xu (WTA D-8) on Court 14. After a balanced first set, the third seeds forced the decision in the end: 6-4.
In the second set both paris were also equally matched. A tiebreak had to bring the decision and Melichar and Xu just a little too strong with 7-6 (4). The match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.