Alison (WTA-58) failed to move on at the WTA 125-tournament in Chicago (United States). She lost in the first round to British Emma Raducanu (WTA-174).
The first set was very even and a tiebreak had to bring the decision. em>Ali narrowly fell short: 7-9. Raducanu was also the strongest in the second set: 3-6. The match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Alison (WTA D-112) will, together with her partner Greet Minnen (WTA D-121), still play doubles. In their first round they meet the first seeds, the American-Dutch tandem Kaitlyn Christian (WTA D-59) and Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (WTA D-91).