Alison Van Uytvanck started with a nice poster at the US Open. She faced American veteran Venus Williams in the first round, who may be in her final tournament. A farewell in minor? The American did not get past a strong Van Uytvanck in a two-setter.
Alison Van Uytvanck has qualified for the second round of the US Open tonight. That at the expense of the former number one in the world, Venus Williams, the tournament winner of 2000 and 2001.
The Williams sisters are firmly in the spotlight at the Grand Slam tournament in New York. The duo received a wildcard and seems to be working on a symbolic farewell tour in America. Although a large curtain of fog still hangs around the impending farewell.
Van Uytvanck already sealed the fate of the 42-year-old American in singles today. In the first set, our 28-year-old compatriot was merciless (6-1). In the second set Williams seemed to have gunpowder in her racket again. With flashes of great class she only went down 7-5 in the tie-break.
In the second round, Van Uytvanck faces 21-year-old French Clara Burel (WTA-131). He surprised with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Kazakh Wimbledon winner Elena Rubakina (WTA-25).