Alison (WTA-104) was not able to create an upset at the WTA-tournament in Washington (United States, $ 250 000). She lost to the fourth seed Julia Goerges (WTA-40).
Alison was close to an upset in the second round of the Citi Open. Ali won the first set with 6-3, but the German got the second set 3-6. The third set was decided by a tiebreak. Alison got five match points but eventually the tiebreak went to Goerges 9-11. The match lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes.