ALIZE CORNET

  • I made her run: Alize Cornet on how she managed to beat Serena Williams 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Popular in the tennis circuit after taming Serena Williams thrice this year, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet says the key to conquering the world number one lies in countering her man-like serves with exhausting rallies. Serena, winner of 18 singles Grand Slam titles, lost only nine matches in the 2014 season...
  • Monica Niculescu beats Alize Cornet to win Guangzhou Open September 20, 2014

    Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen doublefaults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 64, 60 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. The No. 60ranked Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year. The Romanian didn't drop a set all...
  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters September 18, 2014

    Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 36, 75, 61 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday. No. 2 Cornet overcame nine double faults and seven service breaks. The only seed to reach the second round, she next meets Taiwanese wild...
  • Anett Kontaveit out of Swedish Open July 17, 2014

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit is out of the Swedish Open, a day after beating topseeded Alize Cornet. Kontaveit lost to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 64, 63 on Wednesday in the second round. Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat sixthseeded Annika Beck of Germany 26, 64, 76 (2) at Bastad Tennis Stadium and...
  • Kontaveit ousts topseeded Cornet at Swedish Open July 16, 2014

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit upset topseeded Alize Cornet of France 76 (3), 63 on Tuesday in the first round of the Swedish Open. The pair broke each other's serve twice in the first set before the 161stranked Kontaveit won the tiebreaker against the 21stranked Cornet. The 18yearold Kontaveit next faces...
  • Serena Williams loses in third round at Wimbledon June 29, 2014

    London: Fivetime champion Serena Williams lost to 25thseeded Alize Cornet of France 16, 63, 64 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: Topseeded Sloane Stephens of the United States and secondseeded Alize Cornet of France were knocked out in the first round of the on Tuesday. Julia Goerges of Germany upset wildcard entry Stephens 63, 62, while Camila Giorgi of Italy overcame defending champion Cornet 64, 16, 63. 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 64, 64 in the Dubai Championships semifinals on Friday. The 26thranked Cornet's win ruined the chances of a first allWilliams final anywhere since 2009. Venus Williams defeated eighthseeded Caroline Wozniacki 63, 62 earlier. Cornet,...
  • Simona Halep retires injured, tired during Dubai opener February 18, 2014

    Dubai: Seventhseeded Simona Halep of Romania retired with a right Achilles injury and fatigue while trailing Alize Cornet of France 61, 11, in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The ninthranked 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 61, 76 (6) on Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Her thirdround match was played in high humidity but in temperatures of about 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), considerably cooler than the...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarterfinals October 17, 2013

    Moscow: Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straightsets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semifinal. The former topranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova 63, 61, 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 straightset victories on Monday. Stakhovsky upset seventhseeded Joao Sousa 64, 63, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 75, 63. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally from 41 down in the first set and take...
  • Sania MirzaBethanie MattekSands advance to Round 2 in Paris June 2, 2013

    Paris: IndoAmerican pairing of Sania Mirza and Bethanie MattekSands 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. SaniaBethanie won 63, 64 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 doublefaults on Saturday to rally past Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 46, 63, 61 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: Seventime Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams beat Alize Cornet of France 63, 63 Wednesday to advance to a thirdround match against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. The 25thseeded Williams took advantage of a doublefault on set point by Cornet to take the lead, then fought back from a...
  • France defeat Taiwan in Hopman Cup tie January 3, 2009

    Perth: Debutants Alize Cornet and Gilles Simon paced title favourite France to a 20 openingday victory Saturday over Taiwan as the Europeans successfully shook off jetlag. Teenaged Cornet, who rocketed to 16th in the world last season, started the run of Gallic form as she defeated Hsieh SuWei 64, 64. World...