Alize Cornet

  • Anett Kontaveit out of Swedish Open 5 days ago

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit is out of the Swedish Open, a day after beating top-seeded Alize Cornet. Kontaveit lost to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round. Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat sixth-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at Bastad Tennis Stadium and...
  • Kontaveit ousts top-seeded Cornet at Swedish Open 6 days ago

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit upset top-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Swedish Open. The pair broke each other's serve twice in the first set before the 161st-ranked Kontaveit won the tiebreaker against the 21st-ranked Cornet. The 18-year-old Kontaveit next faces...
  • Serena Williams loses in third round at Wimbledon June 29, 2014

    London: Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday. It's Williams' earliest exit at the All England Club since 2005, when she also was beaten in the third round. "I don't know how I did it," Cornet...
  • Sloane Stephens loses in 1st round at Strasbourg International May 20, 2014

    France: Top-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States and second-seeded Alize Cornet of France were knocked out in the first round of the on Tuesday. Julia Goerges of Germany upset wild-card entry Stephens 6-3, 6-2, while Camila Giorgi of Italy overcame defending champion Cornet 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Goerges, a semifinalist at the...
  • France, United States tied 1-1 in Fed Cup April 20, 2014

    St. Louis: Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in their Fed Cup weekend against France. Keys dropped the first set to Cornet and then trailed 5-3 in the second before she came back for...
  • Alize Cornet overcomes Agnieszka Radwanska to reach Katowice final April 13, 2014

    Poland: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was overcome by Alize Cornet of France 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the Katowice Open semi-finals on Saturday. Cornet will face first-time WTA finalist Camila Giorgi of Italy. Radwanska didn't concede a set to Cornet in three previous matches, including at Indian Wells last month, and...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time February 23, 2014

    United Arab Emirates: Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final on Saturday. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card, also won this title in 2009 and 2010. She's won her...
  • Serena Williams upset by Cornet in Dubai semis February 21, 2014

    Dubai: Alize Cornet scored her first career victory over a No. 1 player when she upset Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Dubai Championships semi-finals on Friday. The 26th-ranked Cornet's win ruined the chances of a first all-Williams final anywhere since 2009. Venus Williams defeated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 earlier. Cornet,...
  • Simona Halep retires injured, tired during Dubai opener February 18, 2014

    Dubai: Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania retired with a right Achilles injury and fatigue while trailing Alize Cornet of France 6-1, 1-1, in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The ninth-ranked Halep, who won the Qatar Open on Sunday, complained of an inflamed Achilles during her run to...
  • Maria Sharapova reaches fourth round in Melbourne January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (6) on Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Her third-round match was played in high humidity but in temperatures of about 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), considerably cooler than the...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarter-finals October 17, 2013

    Moscow: Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straight-sets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semi-final. The former top-ranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-1, while former U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to seven...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky, Alize Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Sergiy Stakhovsky and Alize Cornet advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with straight-set victories on Monday. Stakhovsky upset seventh-seeded Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally from 4-1 down in the first set and take...
  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands advance to Round 2 in Paris June 2, 2013

    Paris: Indo-American pairing of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced to the women's doubles second round at Roland Garros here on Saturday. Playing on Court No.1, the seventh seeds defeated French duo of Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano in straight sets in the first round. Sania-Bethanie won 6-3, 6-4 in one...
  • Azarenka rallies past Cornet to enter Round 4 in Paris June 1, 2013

    Paris: Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start and 10 double-faults on Saturday to rally past Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and reach the fourth round of the French Open. Seeded third, Azarenka advanced despite being broken six times. She blew an easy overhead to lose the first...
  • Venus goes past Alize Cornet into round three January 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams beat Alize Cornet of France 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to a third-round match against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. The 25th-seeded Williams took advantage of a double-fault on set point by Cornet to take the lead, then fought back from a...
  • France defeat Taiwan in Hopman Cup tie January 4, 2009

    Perth: Debutants Alize Cornet and Gilles Simon paced title favourite France to a 2-0 opening-day victory Saturday over Taiwan as the Europeans successfully shook off jet-lag. Teenaged Cornet, who rocketed to 16th in the world last season, started the run of Gallic form as she defeated Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4, 6-4. World...