Alison (WTA-112) reached the second qualifying round at the US Open in New York. At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year she beat Russian Alla Kudryavtseva (WTA-155) in three sets.
Alison started the qualifications as the seventh seed. In her first match she had to face Kudryavtseva, she beat the Russian twice before. Ali started well and won the first set 6-2, but the Russian took the second set 2-6. In the third set Ali went for every point and got the 6-3 victory.
In her next match Alison will face Czech Lucie Hradecka (WTA-174). They each won one of their previous encounters.