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Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
(French pronunciation: ​[alize kɔʁnɛ]; born 22 January 1990) is a French professional tennis player. Cornet has won five singles and three doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as three singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit, throughout her career. In February 2009, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 11. In 2014, Cornet became known for defeating world No. 1 Serena Williams on three occasions. At the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, she recorded a straight-set win over Williams in the semifinals, which resulted in Cornet's reaching her biggest singles final in almost six years. In July, at the Wimbledon Championships, she came back from a set down to upset Williams in the third round, handing the American her earliest exit at the tournament since 2005. Cornet also has an impressive juniors record, reaching a career-high combined ranking of world No. 8 on 11 June 2007. In addition, she also won her sole Grand Slam junior singles title at the 2007 French Open.[1]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 2005–2007 1.2 2008: First Premier 5 final, first WTA titles 1.3 2009: Career-high ranking in singles 1.4 2010 1.5 2011 1.6 2012 1.7 2013 1.8 2014: Serena Williams' nemesis 1.9 2015: Out of the top 40 in the year-end WTA singles rankings 1.10 2016: 5th WTA Tour singles title 1.11 2017 1.12 2018: Missed Drugs Tests, Possible Ban

2 Apparel and equipment 3 WTA Tour career finals

3.1 Singles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up) 3.2 Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up) 3.3 Team competition: 1 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

4 Performance timelines

4.1 Singles 4.2 Doubles

5 Wins over top 10 players 6 References 7 External links

Career[edit] 2005–2007[edit] She made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open
French Open
in 2005 and made it to the second round, where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo. In 2006, she reached the second round again by beating Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
of Spain
Spain
in the first round. She could not repeat this performance in 2007, as she lost in the first round to Venus Williams. Cornet was defeated in the Wimbledon 2007
Wimbledon 2007
qualifying event by Olga Govortsova, but made it to the main draw as a lucky loser when Li Na withdrew. Cornet reached the second round before being defeated by the experienced Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
in three sets. Also in 2007, she won a $50,000 ITF tournament in Dnipropetrovsk, beating Stefanie Vögele
Stefanie Vögele
in the final. In the 2007 US Open, Cornet lost to Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the third round. 2008: First Premier 5 final, first WTA titles[edit] Cornet reached the second round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
where she lost to ninth seed Daniela Hantuchová. Over the following months, Cornet experienced a great level of success on the main tour, particularly on clay, reaching the final in Acapulco and the semifinals in Amelia Island and Charleston (a Tier-I event). Cornet entered the Rome Masters and beat Vera Dushevina
Vera Dushevina
in the first round, Francesca Schiavone in the second, world No. 3, Svetlana Kuznetsova, in the third, and then received a walkover from an injured Serena Williams
Serena Williams
to get into the semi-finals. Here she defeated Anna Chakvetadze, to reach her first Tier-I final. However here she lost to Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in two sets. Due to her great run at Rome, she rose to No. 20 in the world and was seeded 19th for her home Slam, the French Open. She defeated Julia Vakulenko in the first round after a stylish display. She then beat clay specialist Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
in the second round but lost to 14th seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the third round.

Cornet at the French Open
French Open
in 2008

She suffered a poor grass season, making first round exits at Eastbourne
Eastbourne
(to Amélie Mauresmo) and at Wimbledon, to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She won her first WTA title at Budapest. Cornet was seeded second and received a bye into the second round. Here she defeated Magdaléna Rybáriková, and followed it up with a straight sets win over Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
in the quarters. In the semifinal she defeated Gréta Arn, to make her third final of the year, which she won in two sets against Andreja Klepač. She capped it off by winning the doubles with Janette Husárová
Janette Husárová
at the same tournament. At Austria, she was seeded second. However, whilst 6–2, 2–1 up, she suffered an injury and retired when trailing 3–2 in the final set. She then competed at the Beijing Olympics, seeded 15th. She defeated Nicole Vaidišová
Nicole Vaidišová
in the first round, Peng Shuai, in the second, before falling to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in three sets. In New Haven, she was seeded 7th and again beat Nicole Vaidišová
Nicole Vaidišová
in the first round 6–3, 7–6. Cornet followed it up by beating Katarina Srebotnik, and a win over 2nd seeded Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in the quarterfinal. However, she lost in the semis to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki. At the US Open, she was seeded 16th, and reached the third round with a win over Camille Pin, 7–5, 6–0 and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
7–6, 6–1 however losing 4–6, 5–7 to Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
in the third. 2009: Career-high ranking in singles[edit] Cornet played at the Hopman Cup, and placed third in her group, partnering Gilles Simon. She defeated Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
of Chinese Taipei and Italian Flavia Pennetta. She then lost to Russia's Dinara Safina, 6–3, 6–2. Cornet began the season at the Medibank International
Medibank International
where she defeated 7th seed Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
and Alisa Kleybanova
Alisa Kleybanova
before losing to second seed and eventual finalist Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
in the quarterfinals 3–6, 4–6. Cornet entered the Australian Open
Australian Open
as the fifteenth seed, easily winning her two matches. In the third round, she dropped a set against Daniela Hantuchová, but advanced regardless. In the fourth round, she held two match points against Safina, but was eventually ousted in three sets. This was her third loss to the Russian already that year. Cornet then took part in the Open GDF Suez
Open GDF Suez
in Paris. Seeded fifth, she defeated Latvian qualifier Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova
in the first round and went on to again defeat Hantuchová in three tight sets in the second round. She was then defeated by the number 2 seed Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the quarterfinal.

Cornet at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships

Despite having an impressive first month of the year, Cornet's results began to slide. She lost her two matches to Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
and Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the Fed Cup, playing for France. Her best result in her next seven tournaments were third round showings in Dubai and Miami. She would lose another two matches in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Play-offs, to Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
and Dominika Cibulková. Cornet fell in the early rounds in both the French Open
French Open
and Wimbledon, continuing a dismal 2009 tennis season. Cornet was then defeated in the early rounds in Budapest and Palermo. After months of early losses, Cornet had a promising showing in Bad Gastein, advancing to the semifinals before losing to Ioana Raluca Olaru, a match in which Cornet had a 5–4 lead and serve for closing the match in the second set. 2010[edit] Cornet, began her year at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, losing to Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the quarterfinals. She then suffered an early loss to Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
in Hobart. At the Australian Open, she again lost to Schiavone in the opening round. Over the next two months, poor results continued for the Frenchwoman. During this period, her most notable tournament was in Monterrey, Mexico, where she reached the quarterfinals. During the European clay court season, Cornet, as a qualifier in the Barcelona Ladies Open in Spain, lost to Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
in the first round. Cornet reached her first semifinal of the season in Fes, Morocco, losing to Iveta Benešová. She had previously not dropped a set in her previous three matches at the tournament. At the Estoril Open in Portugal, home favourite Michelle Larcher de Brito
Michelle Larcher de Brito
beat Cornet in the first round. As a qualifier in the Madrid Open she lost again to Schiavone for the fourth time that year. Cornet won her first tournament of the year in doubles at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, playing doubles with Vania King. Cornet would lose to King in singles. At Roland Garros, 29th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
defeated her in the first round 6–4, 6–2. Soon after, Cornet posted her worst result of the year at an ITF event in Marseille, France, losing to 412th-ranked Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in three sets. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Ioana Raluca Olaru. She then played in clay in the Suez Grand Prix upsetting Timea Bacsinszky before losing to eventual champion Ágnes Szávay
Ágnes Szávay
in the quarters 3–6, 1–6. At the Prague Open she fell to Patty Schnyder in the second round. Cornet reach her second semifinal of the year in Bad Gastein with a win over top seed and defending champion Andrea Petkovic 6–2, 7–5, where she lost to Julia Görges. At the US Open, she fell in the first round to 31st seeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi in three sets. It was bad year for Alize as she lost in the opening round at all four Grand Slam. 2011[edit] Cornet's first tournament was the ASB Classic. She defeated Sandra Záhlavová 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 in the first round, before being swept aside by German Julia Görges
Julia Görges
6–2, 6–4. Next, she headed to Melbourne
Melbourne
for the Australian Open. She defeated CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
and 26th seed María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
in straight sets en route to the third round, where she was defeated by eventual champion Kim Clijsters 7–6, 6–3. Cornet then headed to Moscow for the Quarterfinals of the Fed Cup against Russia. She defeated two time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 for her biggest win in nearly a year and one of the biggest of her career. However, she lost her second singles match to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
3–6, 6–3, 6–2. In doubles, partnering Julie Coin, she lost to Pavlyuchenkova and Kuznetsova in straight sets. The Open GDF Suez
Open GDF Suez
in Paris was Cornet's next destination. As the home favorite, her fans were greatly upset when she was sent crashing out to Sofia Arvidsson
Sofia Arvidsson
in the first round. Her bad run continued when she lost in the second round of the Monterrey Open to Anastasija Sevastova. But then, her form improved when she headed to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open. In the first round of qualifications she defeated Chinese Han Xinyun, followed by another win over Vesna Dolonts. In the first round of the main draw, she had a decisive two-sets victory over former top ten player Patty Schnyder, and backed it up by winning a tough match against 2010 Wimbledon semifinalist Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
in three sets, to advance to the third round, where she was sent crashing out of the tournament by fifth seed Francesca Schiavone in two sets. At the Sony Ericsson Open
Sony Ericsson Open
she fell in the first round to countrywoman Virginie Razzano. After this she played the Family Circle Cup, but again suffered an early elimination in the first round to Sofia Arvidsson for the second time that year. Seeded 8th at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Cornet was beaten by former world No. 1, Dinara Safina, in the second round. Cornet's disastrous run continued when she lost in the first qualifying rounds of the Mutua Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. She then defeated Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
in the first round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg, before falling to Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in three sets in the second. At Roland Garros, she defeated Renata Voráčová
Renata Voráčová
in the first round but was then crushed by qualifier Nuria Llagostera Vives
Nuria Llagostera Vives
in the second. Cornet began her grass court season at the Aegon Classic
Aegon Classic
in Birmingham, losing in the first round to sixteenth seed Alla Kudryavtseva. After this she lost in the first round of qualifications at the Aegon International to home favorite Anne Keothavong. Following these losses she headed to London
London
for the Wimbledon Championships, losing in the first round to Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
5–7, 2–6. Cornet then reached the quarterfinals of an ITF event in Italy, losing to Stefanie Vögele. Cornet then lost in the first rounds of the Swedish Open and the Gastein Ladies to Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
and Ksenia Pervak. She then headed to Cincinnati
Cincinnati
for the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open, losing in the first round of qualifying to Sofia Arvidsson. At the Texas Tennis
Tennis
Open Cornet was defeated by Julia Görges
Julia Görges
in the first round. Then she proceeded to the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the year, where she saw better results than at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, by getting to the second round, where she lost to Roberta Vinci. Cornet then played two ITF events, reaching the second round of one and the Quarterfinals of the other. She then qualified for the Kremlin Cup, but lost in the first round to Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her final tournaments of the year were two ITF events in France, of which she reached one first round and one semifinal. 2012[edit] Cornet began her 2012 season at the ASB Classic, losing in the first round of qualifications to wildcard Claire Feuerstein. Her next tournament was the Apia International Sydney, where she was eliminated in the final round of qualifying by Chanelle Scheepers
Chanelle Scheepers
in straight sets. She also suffered an early first round loss at the Australian Open to Monica Niculescu. Cornet also played one Fed Cup
Fed Cup
singles match against Slovakia, losing to former world No. 5 Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in straight sets. Cornet was then awarded a wildcard for the Open GDF Suez
Open GDF Suez
in Paris. Being the home favourite, her fans were greatly disappointed when she was knocked out of the tournament in the first round by eventual semifinalist Klára Zakopalová, 3–6, 1–6. Then, at the Monterrey Open, Cornet won her third match of the year against Tetiana Luzhanska, 6–4, 7–6 (7–3) in the first round, but was defeated by second seed Sara Errani, 2–6, 3–6, in the second. She then fell in the first round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel to Alberta Brianti in three sets. Cornet's poor run continued when she fell during the qualifications of the BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
in Indian Wells. She then reached the final of the 100K ITF The Bahamas Women's Open, where she lost to Aleksandra Wozniak. After this, she headed to Miami for the Sony Ericsson Open, for which she qualified, but she went out in the first round to Shahar Pe'er. Cornet reached the second round at Stuttgart after defeating Anna Chakvetadze
Anna Chakvetadze
before losing to Maria Sharapova. Cornet then reached the final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg
Internationaux de Strasbourg
where she lost to Francesca Schiavone. At the French Open, Cornet lost to Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
in the first round. Cornet then won the Bad Gastein tournament, her second singles title, defeating Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
in the final. At Wimbledon, Cornet lost in the second round to eventual quarterfinalist Tamira Paszek. At the London
London
Olympics, Cornet defeated Paszek in the first round before losing to Daniela Hantuchová. At the US Open, Cornet defeated wildcard Nicole Gibbs
Nicole Gibbs
in the first round. In the following round, she lost to 5th seed Petra Kvitová. She reached the quarterfinals at Guangzhou, losing to Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
in straight sets. Cornet then entered the Kremlin Cup, defeating Anastasia Rodionova
Anastasia Rodionova
in the first round, only to be beaten by Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in the second round. 2013[edit]

Cornet at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open

Cornet kicked off the 2013 season by playing in the Brisbane International singles tournament. She defeated Australian qualifier Bojana Bobusic
Bojana Bobusic
in the first round by a score of 2–6, 6–3, 6–1. She drew world No. 3, Serena Williams, in the second round, and was defeated in two sets. The next week, Cornet played in the Moorilla Hobart International, but was beaten in the first round by Chanelle Scheepers. In the first round of the Australian Open, Cornet defeated Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
of New Zealand in a marathon match lasting 3 hours and 28 minutes. Cornet drew American Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the second round, to whom she lost. Cornet also played in the doubles tournament, partnering with German player Mona Barthel. They were, however, defeated in the first round by Alexandra Panova
Alexandra Panova
and Galina Voskoboeva. Following the Australian Open, Cornet's WTA ranking climbed six places to No. 35. Her next tournament was the Open GDF Suez
Open GDF Suez
in Paris, France. Cornet drew the Swedish No. 1, Sofia Arvidsson, in the first round, and defeated her in three sets. However, Cornet lost in the second round to Lucie Šafářová. Cornet did not fare well in doubles either, as she and her partner Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
were defeated in the first round by 2013 Australian Open
Australian Open
doubles champions Errani and Vinci. Cornet kicked off her clay court season at the Copa Colsanitas tournament in Colombia where she was defeated in the second round defeat, Cornet improved upon this performance in her next tournament, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, reaching the semifinals before being defeated by eventual champion Sara Errani. Next, she won the Internationaux de Strasbourg, defeating Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
in the final. She entered the French Open
French Open
playing some of her best tennis of the year, and advanced to the third round before being defeated by third-seeded Victoria Azarenka. On 24 June, she achieved a season-high ranking of No. 31. At Wimbledon, Cornet advanced to the third round, a personal best for the tournament, but suffered a disappointing defeat by Flavia Pennetta there after winning the first set 6–0 and having match point in the second. During the US Open series, Cornet reached the semifinals at the Citi Open where she lost to Andrea Petkovic. Then, she recorded two consecutive third round appearances at Toronto and Western & Southern Open where she lost to Sara Errani and Magdaléna Rybáriková respectively. At the final Grand Slam event of 2013, the US Open, Cornet was seeded 26th and reached the third, losing to Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in three sets. In September, Cornet played in Guangzhou as the 2nd seed. She lost to Yvonne Meusburger
Yvonne Meusburger
in quarterfinals. She then suffered two first round defeats at Tokyo and Beijing in the hands of Sam Stosur and veteran Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
respectively. At the Kremlin Cup, Cornet defeated Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina
in round 1 before succumbing to Stosur again. Cornet's final tournament of 2013 was the Tournament of Champions held in Sofia. She qualified for the first time as a result of winning the title in Strasbourg earlier and was the 7th seed. However, she lost in round robin stage, managing just one win over Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
via retirement. Her other two losses came in the hands of Simona Halep
Simona Halep
and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Cornet ended the year at No. 27, her highest since 2008. 2014: Serena Williams' nemesis[edit] Cornet started the year ranked 26th. She teamed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Hopman Cup
Hopman Cup
for Team France. She lost to Maria Sharapova in the 3rd round at the Australian Open. At the Dubai Duty-Free Championships, in what was the 4th match between them, Alize defeated world No. 1 Serena Williams
Serena Williams
for the first time to reach the finals. However, also in a 4th match against the American, she lost in straight sets to world No. 44 Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the final. After Dubai, Cornet moved three places up the rankings, to No. 23. She defeated Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
in April to win the BNP Paribas Katowice Open in Poland, her 4th career title. She defeated Agnieszka Radwańska, the top seed en route to the final Cornet then competed at the Mutua Madrid Open
Mutua Madrid Open
where she faced Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round but lost in three sets. She defeated Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
in the first round at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia but lost to Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the second round. Cornet was the defending champion at the Internationaux de Strasbourg
Internationaux de Strasbourg
but lost to Camila Giorgi in a tight three-setter in the 1st round. At the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open, Cornet was seeded 20th, her highest seeding in more than four years. She defeated wildcard Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty
easily in round 1. She then faced American wildcard Taylor Townsend but lost in three roller coaster sets. Cornet dropped to the world No. 24 after the French Open. Alize kicked off her grass court season by defeating Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski in the first round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. She then faced 5th seeded Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
but lost in three sets after winning the second set 6–1. Cornet was seeded 25th at Wimbledon and defeated WTA rising star Anna Schmiedlova
Anna Schmiedlova
4–6, 6–4, 6–2 in the first round. In the second round, she defeated Czech Petra Cetkovská. In the third round, she faced Serena Williams and defeated her for the second time in a row. She played in the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in five years, her first at Wimbledon. Alize lost to 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in the fourth round. Cornet was the top seed at the Swedish Open but suffered a shocking defeat to Estonian Anett Kontaveit
Anett Kontaveit
in the first round. Her clay season saw her accumulating just two wins and five losses. Cornet then participated in Washington, D.C. where she was seeded 3rd. She once again suffered an opening round exit to rising American Shelby Rogers. At the Rogers Cup, Alize defeated American Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis
in the first round. In the second round, she faced the 8th seed Victoria Azarenka and lost in three sets. The following week at Cincinnati, Cornet lost to young American Madison Keys
Madison Keys
in the first round. She was the 22nd seed at the US Open and defeated fellow countrywoman Amandine Hesse and Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in her first two matches before succumbing to Lucie Šafářová. In September, Cornet travelled to Guangzhou for the Guangzhou International Women's Open. She was seeded 2nd and was the sole seed to advance past the first round. Cornet reached the final after defeating the likes of Yulia Putintseva, former champion Shahar Pe'er, Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
before falling to Monica Niculescu in straight sets. Cornet competed in the Wuhan. She defeated Romina Oprandi in round 1 before recording her third straight over Serena Williams, this time via retirement. Cornet became the first player since Justine Henin
Justine Henin
in 2007 to defeat Serena three times in a season. She then booked her place in the quarterfinals with a three-set win over Kirsten Flipkens. It was Cornet's first quarterfinal at a Premier-5 event. She then lost in the quarterfinal round to Eugenie Bouchard, the tournament's eventual runner-up. 2015: Out of the top 40 in the year-end WTA singles rankings[edit] Cornet started her year by playing for France
France
at the Hopman Cup. She won all three of her Group B singles matches, beating Heather Watson of Great Britain 6-2, 6-2; Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
of Australia
Australia
4-6, 7-5, 6-1; and Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
of Poland
Poland
6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Due to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrawing from the Hopman Cup
Hopman Cup
because of an arm injury, Cornet's mixed doubles partner was Benoît Paire. They beat the Polish team Agnieszka Radwańska/ Jerzy Janowicz
Jerzy Janowicz
(4-6 ret.) and the Australian team Casey Dellacqua/ Marinko Matosevic
Marinko Matosevic
(7-6(3), 7-5), but lost to the British team Heather Watson/ Andy Murray
Andy Murray
4-6, 6-2, 8-10. France
France
did not qualify for the final as they only finished Group B in third position. At the WTA Premier tournament in Sydney, Cornet lost in the 1st round to 3rd seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
3-6, 2-6. For the whole of 2015, Cornet managed to advance beyond the last 16 of the singles main draw of a WTA Tour tournament only twice; she lost in the singles quarterfinals at the WTA International tournaments in Katowice and Hong Kong. 2016: 5th WTA Tour singles title[edit] At the Brisbane International
Brisbane International
in January, Cornet defeated her compatriot Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in the first round before falling to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in the second round. She next played in the Hobart International, where she won the singles title by defeating Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in the final with a score of 6-1, 6-2. She next played in the Australian Open, where she defeated Bojana Jovanovski in the first round but lost to the Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai in the second round. For the rest of 2016, Cornet managed to advance beyond the last 16 of the singles main draw of a WTA Tour tournament only once; she lost to Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
in the quarterfinals at the WTA International tournament in Hong Kong held in October. She ended the year ranked No. 41 in the world in the WTA singles rankings. (two places higher than the previous year). 2017[edit] Cornet played her first tournament of the year at the Brisbane International. Despite being unseeded, she defeated No. 7 seed Elena Vesnina and Christina McHale
Christina McHale
in the first and second round respectively before causing a big upset in the quarterfinals by beating Dominika Cibulková, the No. 2 seed. Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(seeded No. 4) retired after she was trailing Cornet 1-4 in the first set of the semifinal, enabling Cornet to reach the final (her second Premier career final), where she lost to No. 3 seed Karolína Plíšková
Karolína Plíšková
0-6, 3-6. At the Australian Open, Cornet was seeded No. 28. She defeated French wild card Myrtille Georges
Myrtille Georges
in the first round before losing to Maria Sakkari in the second round. Cornet played in the 2017 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
World Group quarterfinal tie against Switzerland, in which she lost the first singles match (her only match) to Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
5-7, 4-6; France
France
lost the tie 1-4. On 16 February, Cornet withdrew from the Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships because of a torn pectoral muscle.[2] Cornet lost to Carla Suárez Navarro
Carla Suárez Navarro
in the quarter-finals of the Monterrey Open. She suffered early exits in the singles main draw of her next four WTA Tour tournaments in Rabat (first round), Madrid (first round), Rome (second round) and Strasbourg (first round). At the French Open, she upset No. 20 seed Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
in the second round, No. 9 seed Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the third before losing to No. 28 seed Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in the fourth round. After the French Open, Cornet lost in the singles main draw first round of the next five tournaments (all of them WTA Tour tournaments) that she entered - Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Stanford and Toronto. She ended her five-singles match losing streak when she defeated Catherine Bellis in the main draw first round of the Premier-5 tournament in Cincinnati
Cincinnati
before losing to No. 11 seed and world No. 11 Dominika Cibulková in the second round.[3] In the second half of September, Cornet reached consecutively the singles quarterfinals of two WTA Tour events - Guangzhou and Wuhan. At the Premier-5 tournament in Wuhan, she upset No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round before falling to the Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari
in the quarterfinals; that was just Cornet's third singles quarterfinal appearance in a Premier Mandatory or Premier-5 tournament.[4]In early October, the unseeded Cornet knocked out No. 10 seed Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in the second round of the Premier Mandatory China
China
Open before losing to her compatriot Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in the third round. In her last WTA Tour tournament of 2017 in Moscow, Cornet defeated No. 8 seed Magdaléna Rybáriková
Magdaléna Rybáriková
in the second round before losing to Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the quarterfinals 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 in a three-hour match, meaning that Cornet advanced beyond the singles quarterfinals of a WTA Tour tournament only once (in Brisbane) in 2017.[5] 2018: Missed Drugs Tests, Possible Ban[edit] In January 2018, Cornet was charged by the ITF for missing three out-of-competition drugs tests during the previous 12 months. Under WADA rules, Cornet could face a suspension of up to two years.[6] The case would be heard on 1 May 2018 in London.[7] She would be allowed to play WTA and ITF tournaments until then, but if found guilty all prize money and rankings points accumulated during a certain period in 2017 would be forfeited.[8]The French Tennis
Tennis
Federation stated that they would not select Cornet for the upcoming Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team tie against Belgium
Belgium
in February 2018, to allow her time to "prepare her defence" in front of an independent tribunal set up by WADA.[9] Apparel and equipment[edit] Cornet wears Lotto clothing, and uses Babolat
Babolat
racquets and Nike shoes. WTA Tour career finals[edit] Singles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)

Tier II / Premier (0–2)

Tier III, IV & V / International (5–3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 2 March 2008 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Flavia Pennetta 0–6, 6–4, 1–6

Runner-up 2. 18 May 2008 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay Jelena Janković 2–6, 2–6

Winner 1. 13 July 2008 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Andreja Klepač 7–6(7–5), 6–3

Runner-up 3. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Francesca Schiavone 4–6, 4–6

Winner 2. 17 June 2012 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Yanina Wickmayer 7–5, 7–6(7–1)

Winner 3. 25 May 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Lucie Hradecká 7–6(7–4), 6–0

Runner-up 4. 22 February 2014 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Venus Williams 3–6, 0–6

Winner 4. 13 April 2014 Katowice Open, Katowice, Poland Hard (i) Camila Giorgi 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 7–5

Runner-up 5. 20 September 2014 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Monica Niculescu 4–6, 0–6

Winner 5 16 January 2016 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Eugenie Bouchard 6–1, 6–2

Runner-up 6. 7 January 2017 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Karolína Plíšková 0–6, 3–6

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier II / Premier (0–1)

Tier III, IV & V / International (3–2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score

Winner 1. 13 July 2008 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Janette Husárová Ioana Raluca Olaru Vanessa Henke 6–7(5–7), 6–1, [10–6]

Winner 2. 22 May 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Vania King Alla Kudryavtseva Anastasia Rodionova 3–6, 6–4, [10–7]

Runner-up 1. 27 August 2011 Texas Tennis
Tennis
Open, Dallas, United States Hard Pauline Parmentier Alberta Brianti Sorana Cîrstea 5–7, 3–6

Runner-up 2. 20 September 2014 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Magda Linette Chuang Chia-jung Liang Chen 6–2, 6–7(3–7), [7–10]

Winner 3. 18 October 2015 Hong Kong Tennis
Tennis
Open, Hong Kong, China Hard Yaroslava Shvedova Lara Arruabarrena Andreja Klepač 7–5, 6–4

Runner-up 3. 6 August 2017 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard Alicja Rosolska Abigail Spears Coco Vandeweghe 2–6, 3–6

Team competition: 1 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Team competition Surface Partner/Team Opponents Score

Winner 1. 4 January 2014 Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia Hard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Agnieszka Radwańska Grzegorz Panfil 2–1

Runner–up 1. 12–13 November 2016 Fed Cup, Strasbourg, France Hard (i) Caroline Garcia Kristina Mladenovic Pauline Parmentier Karolína Plíšková Lucie Hradecká Petra Kvitová Barbora Strýcová 2–3

Performance timelines[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/ Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Singles[edit] Only main draw appearances and matches in the WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in the SR, Win–Loss and WTA Tour tournaments played records.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 4R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 3R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 13 15–13

French Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 4R 3R 4R

0 / 13 17–13

Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 4R 2R 3R 1R

0 / 11 10–11

US Open A A 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R

0 / 11 12–11

Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 3–4 5–4 5–4 0–4 4–4 2–4 7–4 8–4 6–4 5–4 5–4 2–1 0 / 48 54–48

WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments

Indian Wells Open A A A A 2R 1R 3R Q2 2R 4R 3R

A 1R 0 / 7 6–7

Miami Open A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 2R 1R

0 / 10 7–10

Madrid Open Not Held 1R 1R Q1 A 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R

0 / 7 3–7

China
China
Open Tier II 2R A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R

0 / 7 7–7

WTA Premier 5 Tournaments

Dubai Championships Tier II 3R A A NP5 3R NP5 A NP5 0 / 2 4–2

Qatar Open Tier II A Not Held A A A NP5 A NP5 2R 0 / 1 1–1

Italian Open A A A F 2R A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R

0 / 7 8–7

Canadian Open A A A A 1R Q3 A A 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R

0 / 6 5–6

Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Open Tier III 1R A Q1 A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R

0 / 6 3–6

Pan Pacific Open A A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R NP5 0 / 4 1–4

Wuhan Open Not Held QF 1R 1R QF

0 / 4 6–4

Career Statistics 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 No.

WTA Tour tournaments played 1 2 9 23 24 20 17 21 27 23 27 23 23

WTA Tour titles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0

5

WTA Tour finals 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 1

11

Overall Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 8–9 35–22 20–24 17–20 10–17 22–20 35–27 36–22 23–27 22–22 25–23

255–236

Year-End Ranking 308 189 57 16 50 78 89 44 27 20 43 41 38

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4–11

French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R

4–12

Wimbledon A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R

3–9

US Open A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R

1–9

Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–3 0–4 2–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 1-4 0-1 12–41

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score

2008

1. Svetlana Kuznetsova No. 5 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay 3rd Round 6–2, 6–4

2. Anna Chakvetadze No. 8 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay Semifinals 3–6, 6–4, 6–3

2014

3. Simona Halep No. 9 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Dubai, UAE Hard 1st Round 6–1, 1–1, ret.

4. Serena Williams No. 1 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Dubai, UAE Hard Semifinals 6–4, 6–4

5. Agnieszka Radwańska No. 3 Katowice Open, Katowice, Poland Hard (i) Semifinals 0–6, 6–2, 6–4

6. Serena Williams No. 1 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 3rd Round 1–6, 6–3, 6–4

7. Serena Williams No. 1 Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China Hard 2nd Round 5–6, ret.

2015

8. Simona Halep No. 2 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay 1st Round 7–6(8–6), 6–3

9. Carla Suárez Navarro No. 10 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard 1st Round 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–4

2016

10. Dominika Cibulková No. 8 China
China
Open, Beijing, China Hard 2nd Round 6–2, 5–7, 6–2

2017

11. Dominika Cibulková No. 5 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Quarterfinals 6–3, 7–5

12. Garbiñe Muguruza No. 7 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Semifinals 4–1, ret.

13. Agnieszka Radwańska No. 10 French Open, Paris, France Clay 3rd Round 6–2, 6–1

14. Svetlana Kuznetsova No. 8 Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China Hard 2nd Round 6–3, 6–3

2018

15. Caroline Garcia No. 8 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard 1st Round 3–6, 6–3, ret.

16. Caroline Garcia No. 7 Volvo Car Open, Charleston, United States Hard 3rd Round 5–7, 6–1, 6–4

References[edit]

^ "Cornet the perfect antidote to the afflicted French stars". ESPN. 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2010.  ^ "Dubaï : Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
déclare forfait". L'Équipe. 16 February 2017.  ^ "Alizé Cornet, qualifiée pour le second tour : «Je savais que ce serait physique". L'Équipe. 15 August 2017.  ^ "Wuhan : Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
tombe en quarts de finale au terme d'un beau combat". L'Équipe. 28 September 2017.  ^ "Moscou : Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
sortie en quarts malgré un énorme combat". L'Équipe. 19 October 2017.  ^ "Alize Cornet charged with missing drug tests by International Tennis
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Federation". BBC. 25 January 2018.  ^ "Alizé Cornet's hearing for missing doping tests postponed". Tennis World. 10 March 2018.  ^ "15 Least Flattering Photos Of The 15 Most Attractive Women In Tennis". The Sportster. 1 February 2018.  ^ "Alize Cornet: French tennis player facing ban after missing three drugs tests in the last year". The Independent. 25 January 2018. 

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