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On brink of quitting, Chinese player finds key to winning

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Zhang Shuai went eight years without a victory at a Grand Slam tournament. Now, within a span of two days, she has two. Zhang has turned her career around at the Australian Open with a shocking upset win over No. 2 Simona Halep in the first round and another victory on Thursday against France's Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-3. When Zhang's ranking fell to No. 200...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornet wins Hobart International in final over Bouchard

HOBART, Australia (AP) Alize Cornet ended Eugenie Bouchard's strong run at the Hobart International with a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Canadian in the final on Saturday. Cornet won her fifth WTA title and first since April 2014 in her third attempt at the Hobart International, one of the Australian Open Series warmup tournaments. It was Bouchard's best performance since a lengthy layoff...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reaches semifinals at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Venus Williams closed in on a spot in the season-ending WTA Finals by beating Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-1 Friday to reach the Hong Kong Open semifinals. The third-seeded American, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, won the Wuhan Open this month. Williams will next meet either Jelena Jankovic or Daria Gavrilova. Angelique Kerber and Samantha Stosur also advanced, and will...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams eases into quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Venus Williams brushed aside Wang Yafan of China 6-0, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open. Williams will next play eighth-seeded Alize Cornet of France, who outlasted Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4. The 143rd-ranked Want struggled with her serve throughout the match against Williams, and failed to convert three break points...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

So here's the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open's main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams? A solid return helps, of course. As can the occasional free point off a big serve. And an ability to hang in there at the baseline on extended groundstroke exchanges. Still, women who have managed to pick up rare victories over Williams pointed not to any...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska beats Cornet to reach Connecticut Open quarters

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat France's Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the Connecticut Open quarterfinals. ''I'm just very happy to finish the match in two sets,'' Radwanska said. ''She's a great fighter, so I knew it was going to be a long match. She can really play everything and you can expect everything from her side...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Citi Open Tennis Tournament Nears Quarterfinal Rounds in Washington DC

As the tennis season waits for the fourth and final Major championship in Queens, New York, big-time players from the ATP Tour have been playing in our nation’s capital at the Citi Open, benefiting the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. The field for the Citi Open certainly doesn’t lack star power, as Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic, John Isner, Richard Gasquet...
Via Attacking The Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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,...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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