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Alize Cornet Saves a Match Point to Win Katowice Open

(April 13, 2014) Alize Cornet survived a match point before rallying to beat Camila Giorgi 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 to win the Katowice Open. For the French women who won the match in three hours and 11 minutes, it was her fourth career WTA title. The Italian Giorgi had a match point in the 10th game of the third set and could not close the match. Cornet became just the second player this...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornet beats Giorgi to win Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Alize Cornet saved a match point before beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Sunday in a three-hour final to win the Katowice Open for her fourth career WTA title.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornet overcomes top-seeded Radwanska to reach Katowice final

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was overcome by Alize Cornet of France 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the Katowice Open semifinals on Saturday. Cornet will face first-time WTA finalist Camila Giorgi of Italy.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams wins Dubait title for 3rd time

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 last 15 matches in Dubai. Williams, who will move up to No. 29 in Monday's updated rankings, last won...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams Wins Third Dubai Title

(February 22, 2014) DUBAI – No. 44 Venus Williams needed a wild card to get into Dubai Tennis Championships and made excellent use of it by winning the tournament defeating 26th ranked Alize Cornet in the final 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday. Cornet knocked off Venus Williams sister and No. 1 Serena Williams on Friday 6-4, 6-4 in her semifinal. It was Cornet’s first win over a No. 1 ranked...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams picks up 45th career title at Dubai Championships

Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the Dubai Championships 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 last 15 matches in Dubai. Williams, who will move up to No. 29 in Monday's updated rankings, last won a title...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena upset by Cornet in Dubai semis; Venus beats Wozniacki

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 semifinals 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, looking for her fourth career title, won...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Upset in Dubai Semis by Alize Cornet

  Serena Williams (February 21, 2014) No. 26 in the world Alize Cornet prevented an all-Williams Dubai Tennis Championships final when she stunned the world’s top player Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Friday. Earlier in the day Venus Williams defeated stopped 8 seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2. Serena Williams talked about the loss: “I’m a wee bit embarrassed...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Simona Halep Retires with Injury in Dubai Opening Match

(February 18, 2014) DUBAI – Fresh off her title victory in Doha on Sunday, Simona Halep was forced to retire with a right Achilles injury from her first round match trailing Alize Cornet 6-1, 1-1 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday. No. 9 Halep received treatment after Cornet had taken to lead 4-1. “I have an inflammation at my Achilles. So when I jump with...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Romania's Halep leaves Dubai opener with injury, fatigue

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 the Doha title. The WTA physiotherapists recommend Halep take 10 days off...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: France beats Switzerland 3-2

Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic beat Belinda Bencic and Timea Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-4 in doubles Sunday to give France a 3-2 win over Switzerland in their first-round tie of the Fed Cup World Group II. Mladenovic's quick hands at the net made the difference while Bencic's inexperience in doubles showed. ''We took a lot of pleasure,'' Mladenovic told Sport...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Switzerland levels Fed Cup tie vs France

Teenager Belinda Bencic eased past Virginie Razzano 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to bring Switzerland level with France at 2-2 in the first round of their Fed Cup World Group II tie. Bencic showed great composure to break Razzano five times in the one-sided match. ''I just played with no pressure,'' Bencic told Sport Plus television. ''I just enjoyed the match. I was...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

France grabs 2-1 lead over Switzerland in Fed Cup

Alize Cornet beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 7-6 (4) Sunday to give France a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group II match. Cornet won six straight games to rally from a 2-0 deficit and take the first set. The 25th-ranked Frenchwoman broke back twice in the second set before Bacsinszky saved a match point at 5-4. In the tiebreaker, Cornet jumped to...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bencic wins to put Switzerland level with France

Belinda Bencic secured an upset 7-5, 6-4 win against Alize Cornet to draw Switzerland level with France at 1-1 in their first round Fed Cup World Group II match Saturday. Ranked 139th, Bencic profited from Cornet's error-strewn performance. Cornet led 5-2 in the first set. A recent semifinalist on the same indoor court at the Open GDF Suez, the 25th-ranked Cornet had nine double...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Moves into Round of 16

By Alana Mitchelson (January 18, 2014) MELBOURNE – Having successfully fended off an aggressive Alize Cornet on Saturday, the world No. 3 Maria Sharapova will move forward into the fourth round of the Australian Open 2014.   The Russian dominated rallies from the get-go to surge ahead to a comfortable 4-0 lead. It was not until the fifth game that her French opponent, Cornet,...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances to 4th round at Aussie Open as heat subsides

Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat No. 25 Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances to 4th round at Aussie Open as heat subsides

Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat No. 25 Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The match was played in high humidity but in temperatures of about 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), considerably cooler than the scorching 42 C (108 F) conditions she endured for 3 hours, 28 minutes in her second...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Players reaction to heat wave at Australian Open

Here's how players at the Australian Open described playing tennis on a sizzling hot day when temperatures topped 43C (109F). By mid-afternoon, organizers decided the searing heat was extreme enough to suspend matches, sparking discussion about whether it was dangerous to have allowed matches since Tuesday when the heat wave started. --- Maria Sharapova survived a grueling...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

France beats Poland in Hopman Cup final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Alize Cornet gave France its first Hopman Cup title on Saturday by winning the decisive mixed doubles match against Poland in the final. The French duo routed Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil 6-0, 6-2 at Perth Arena. Tsonga had given France the lead by beating Panfil 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the opening match before Radwanska leveled the best-of-3 series by...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Halep, Stosur, win in straight sets

Simona Halep, Samantha Stosur and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova were straight-sets winners at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday. Top-seeded Halep beat seventh-seeded Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-4, with a second consecutive round-robin win in the Serdika group to ease her way to the semifinals. The Romanian's last match of the group stage will be against...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ivanovic, Halep win openers in Sofia

Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep cruised to straight-set victories on Tuesday in their opening round-robin matches at the season-ending Tournament of Champions. Top-seeded Halep of Romania defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3 in the Serdika group, while Ivanovic beat Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-2 in the Sredets group. In Tuesday's third match, third...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ivanovic, Halep win opening matches in Sofia

Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep cruised to straight-set victories on Tuesday in their opening round-robin matches at the season-ending Tournament of Champions. Top-seeded Halep of Romania defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3 in the Serdika group, while the other tournament favorite, Ivanovic, routed Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-2 in the Sredets group...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ivanovic and Halep Win Opening Matches in Sofia

  (October 29, 2013) Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep cruised to easy victories in round-robin play at Tournament of Champions on Tuesday. INo. 3 seed Maria Kirilenko was forced to retire with a left knee injury against Alize Cornet, thus having to withdraw from the tournament for a second straight year. Elina Svitolina will replace Kirilenko in the Sofia event. GARANTI KOZA WTA TOURNAMENT...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Stakhovsky, Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup

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 a 2-0 lead in the second. He broke Sousa again in the...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Gets Scare From Alize Cornet

(August 31, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY –Victoria Azarenka of Belarus struggled to get past Frenchwoman No. 26 Alize Cornet 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 40 minutes on Saturday at the US Open. “I’m glad that I could turn things around in the second and third set,” said the world No. 2.  “There […]
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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