9th seed Agnieszka Radwanska opened proceedings on Court Suzanne Lenglen against 2015 French Open quarterfinalist Alison Van Uytvanck. The Pole booked her place in the third round of the French Open with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 victory over the Belgian.
In her first match back since her injury, Belinda Bencic faced off against Alison Van Uytvanck. After a tough two hour battle, Bencic eventually found a way to defeat her opponent. The Swiss youngster defeated Van Uytvanck 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(3).
Eugenie Bouchard was forced to overcome Alison Van Uytvanck and the swirling winds of the Tasmanian Islands on Tuesday afternoon, defeating the former 6-4, 7-5 to book her place in the last eight of the 2016 Hobart International.
2015 was a breakthrough year for Alison Van Uytvanck. The 21-year-old took advantage of a wide open draw to make a major breakthrough halfway through the season on the red clay of Roland Garros. In an exclusive sit-down interview with VAVEL USA, Van Uytvanck sat down to discuss her 2015 season, goals for 2016, how her dream run at the French Open changed her, and what it’s like to play against some of the greats of this generation.