Alison (WTA-58) was not able to reach the second round at the WTA-tournament in Cincinnati (United States, Premier). In the first round she lost 6-2 and 6-3 against the Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus (WTA-72). Due to her early exit, she misses an encounter with third seed Serena Williams (WTA-9) in the next round.
Together with Kirsten Flipkens (WTA D-27), Alison (WTA D-113) still competes in the doubles. On Monday they will face the Russian pair Anna Blinkova (WTA D-60) and Veronika Kudermetova (WTA D-28).