Alison entered the doubles tournament in Paris together with Polona Hercog. Unfortunately they weren’t able to qualify for the second round. The Japanese combination Hozumi/Ninomiya proved to be too strong. Alison and Polona were beaten 0-6 4-6.
Ali and Polona hadn’t participated in doubles before so it only made sense it took some time on the court to get used to it. After the first four games they started to get into the match. Sadly they lost the deciding point in the next couple of games, which ended their hopes of a comeback in the first set.
The Japanse players had their hands full with Ali and Polona however in the second set. Both teams stayed on serve till 3 games all. Then Hozumi and Ninomiya were able to get the decisive break. Alison and Polona saved two match points to make it 4-5. Sadly, their Japanese opponents finished the match in the next game.