At the WTA-tournament in New Haven Alison (WTA-54) had to face Elizaveta Kulichkova (WTA-105) in the first qualifying round. Last week she had to withdraw from Cincinnati due to an injury of the quadriceps. In New Haven she retired when the Russian was leading 2-1.
“I still experienced some discomfort from my injury but still wanted to try in New Haven. By intensive movements I felt that it was still not completely ok and I did not want to take any risk in view of the US Open. The healing goes in the right direction but it still needs some more time”, Alison said after her withdrawal.