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No. 8 Pironkova last seed standing at Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria was the only seed - the No. 8 and last - to reach the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals on Thursday. Pironkova defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, then learned fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France was overhauled by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, and fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi lost an all-Italian match with Francesca Schiavone. Flipkens...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Lookahead: Williams seeks 21st major, Muguruza 1st

LONDON (AP) Turn back the calendar more than a year, to June 28, 2014, when Serena Williams lost to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon. It was Williams' earliest exit from the All England Club in nearly a decade. It also marked the fourth time in five Grand Slam tournaments she was beaten before the quarterfinals. Now examine what Cornet, who was seeded 25th and only once...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

McHale beats Cornet to reach 2nd round in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Christina McHale of the United States upset 11th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Monday to reach the second round of the Aegon Classic. The 23-year-old McHale tumbled out of the top 100 in the rankings from a career-high 24th after contracting mononucleosis two years ago but showed excellent movement on the grass against Cornet, who stunned Serena...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivanovic wins in three sets, advances to quarters of French Open

PARIS -- Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday. Ivanovic will face 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina, who overcame strong resistance from local hope Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivanovic back to quarterfinals at French Open

PARIS (AP) Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday. Ivanovic will face 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina, who overcame strong resistance from local hope Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Rain delays expected on Day 8 at French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 11 a.m. The big losers on Sunday at Roland Garros could be the fans as weather forecasts don't look good at all. Covers have been removed on the two courts where big matches are taking place Sunday, but showers could break within the next hour according to the latest forecast. With clouds rolling on over Paris, many of the fans that...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Lucic-Baroni opens play on Day 6 at French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 10:50 a.m. Former tennis prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is about to open play on center court at the French Open. Now 33, the 70th-ranked Croat is bidding to reach the fourth round for the first time in Paris after upsetting 2014 runner-up Simona Halep in her previous match. Lucic-Baroni made her breakthrough in 1999 when she reached...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Keys survives scare in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) and reach the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International on Wednesday. On the brink of defeat, Keys took plenty of risks and the strategy paid off as Lucic-Baroni failed to serve out the match. Keys said ''I was definitely thinking that...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Star-studded women’s semifinal at Madrid Open

I am pretty pleased to announce that half of my quarterfinal picks for the Mutua Madrid Open’s women’s draw were accurate. This is quite the accomplishment, considering the current inconsistent state of the WTA. What’s even more amazing is that three out of four of the top seeds are in the semifinals. Since becoming a Premier Mandatory tournament in 2009, this tournament has...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Begu upset by Siniakova in 1st round of Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Unseeded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic upset sixth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-3, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the Prague Open. The 18-year-old Czech will play Polona Herzog of Slovenia, who overcame Heather Watson of Britain 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a match that took more than three hours. Also fifth-seeded Alize Cornet of France made...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornet drops out, Radwanska advances at Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) First-seeeded Agnieszka Radwanska continued her winning streak at the Katowice Open by advancing to the semifinals following a 6-1, 6-1 win against Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, second-seeded Alize Cornet, last year's winner, dropped out of the completion after being defeated by eighth-seeded Anna Schmiedlova, 6-2-6-0. In other matches,...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Katowice Open: Kulichkova defeats Kanepi to make quarterfinals

KATOWICE, Poland -- Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated fifth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2 at the Katowice Open on Thursday, and is now set to face Camila Giorgi in the quarterfinal. Eighth-seeded Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia defeated Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, and plays her next match against Alize Cornet in the last eight. First-seeded Agnieszka...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kulichkova defeats Kanepi at Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated fifth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2 at the Katowice Open on Thursday, and is now set to face Camila Giorgi in the quarterfinal. Eighth-seeded Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia defeated Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, and plays her next match against Alize Cornet in the last eight. First-seeded Agnieszka...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornet defeats Hercog to reach Katowice Open quarters

  Second-seeded Alize Cornet rallied from a set down to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Katowice Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy, last year's runner-up, beat Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight. Romania's Monica Niculescu and Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic advanced...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornet defeats Hercog to reach quarters at Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Second-seeded Alize Cornet rallied from a set down to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Katowice Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy, last year's runner-up, beat Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight. Romania's Monica Niculescu and Klara Koukalova of the...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamond Games: Cornet battles to reach 2nd round in Antwerp

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Seventh-seeded Alize Cornet avoided an early upset at the Diamond Games as she rallied to beat Belinda Bencic 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday. Cornet won just nine points in the first set as she struggled to switch from clay to hard court after helping France reach the Fed Cup semifinals in a 3-2 victory over Italy last weekend. After taking a 3-1...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornet battles to reach 2nd round in Antwerp

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) Seventh-seeded Alize Cornet avoided an early upset at the Diamond Games as she rallied to beat Belinda Bencic 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday. Cornet won just nine points in the first set as she struggled to switch from clay to hard court after helping France reach the Fed Cup semifinals in a 3-2 victory over Italy last weekend. After taking a 3...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy eases to 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup

GENOA, Italy -- Italy eased to a commanding 2-0 lead over France after the first day of their Fed Cup tie, as Camila Giorgi and Sara Errani both won in straight sets on Saturday. Giorgi had to save two break points in her opening set before going on to beat France No. 1 Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-2 in the second rubber to put Italy firmly in charge. The Italian broke twice as she dominated...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Second-seeded Cornet loses in second round of Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG -- Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France went out in the second round of the Luxembourg Open after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Cornet, ranked 21st, had eight double-faults and dropped serve six times to exit the tournament the day after top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The 73rd-ranked Bertens faces either eighth-seeded Monica Niculescu...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd seed Alize Cornet loses at Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG (AP) Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France went out in the second round of the Luxembourg Open after losing 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Cornet, ranked 21st, had eight double-faults and dropped serve six times to exit the tournament the day after top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The 73rd-ranked Bertens faces either eighth-seeded Monica...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kvitova, Bouchard qualify for Wuhan Open semis

WUHAN, China (AP) Third-seeded Petra Kvitova swept aside Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday. Also, Eugenie Bouchard overcame Alize Cornet's fight-back in the second set to win 6-3, 7-5. Kvitova held serve throughout the match broke Garcia once in each set to complete the win in 1 hour, 21 minutes. Kvitova would qualify for WTA finals in...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Niculescu beats Cornet to win Guangzhou Open

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen double-faults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 6-4, 6-0 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. The No. 60-ranked 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 week and only lost 17 games in five matches....
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cornet cruises into Guangzhou Open final

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Alize Cornet of France will play for her second title of the year in the Guangzhou Open final after beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Friday. The second-seeded Cornet, the only seed of eight to get out of the first round, fought her way back from 4-1 down in the second set to beat Bacsinszky in just over two hours. Monica Niculescu of...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 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 card Hsieh Su-Wei, the 2012 champ. Hsieh beat Chinese wild card Zhu...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lin beats Vinci in 1st round of Guangzhou Open

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France. Cornet defeated Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-1. Also...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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