Alison (WTA-61) was not able to win her first match at the US Open (United States, Grand Slam). She went down in two sets.
Ali faced Spain’s Paula Badosa (WTA-26). The Belgian got off to a good start and got a 3-1 lead, but Badosa turned the tide and took the first set 4-6. In the second set, one break was enough for the Spanish to take the set with 3-6. The match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Alison (WTA D-116) will still play doubles together with Greet Minnen (WTA D-121), they will face Lyudmyla Kichenok (WTA D-44) and Makoto Nonomiya (WTA D-51) in the first round.