No luck for Alison (WTA-44) with the Australian Open draw. She will face fourteenth seed Victoria Azarenka (WTA-16) immediately in the first round. The Belarusian had a difficult season last year due to injury, but showed last week in Brisbane that she’s back by winning the WTA-tournament.
Also last year Ali had a tough draw at the first grand slam tournament of the year, she had to face Serena Williams (WTA-1) in the first round. The Belgian plays Azarenka for the first time, the match will be played on Tuesday. In the doubles she plays together with compatriot Yanina Wickmayer. The draw for the doubles is not yet known.