Normally Alison (WTA-52) had to play quallies today at the WTA-tournament in Cincinnati. She was seeded seventh and had to face Louisa Chirico (WTA 120) in the first qualifying round.
Ali, however, has had to withdraw last minute. “I have decided not to play because I’m suffering from the quadriceps. I don’t want to take any risks before the US Open. The US Open will not be jeopardized.”