Alison (WTA-112) faced American Cici Bellis (WTA-158) in the final qualifying round at the US Open. In July they played each other twice during the American ITF-tournaments, where Ali needed both times three sets to win. Today however she lost in three sets.
In the first set the American broke Alison’s serve three times. She only managed to break back once and the set went to her opponent 2-6. The second set was a real battle and both players did not manage to create a gap. A tiebreak had to decide who would win the set and Ali won it 7-6(5). In the third set Alison did not take the momentum and the third set went to Bellis again 2-6.