Alizé Cornet is a female tennis player from France and the current French number one. She has a career-high and current ranking of #14, achieved on 2 February 2009. Cornet also has an extensive juniors record, winning the 2007 Girl's Singles at Roland Garros. She has won 1 WTA title.
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She made her Grand Slam debut at the 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 of Spain in the first round. She could not repeat this performance in 2007, as she lost in the first round to Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3. Cornet was defeated in the Wimbledon 2007 qualifying event by Olga Govortsova 7–6(12), 3–6, 6–4, but made it to the main draw as a lucky loser when Li Na of China withdrew. Alizé reached the second round before being defeated by the experienced Ai Sugiyama 6-0, 6–0. Also in 2007, she won a $50000 ITF tournament in Dnepropetrovsk, beating Stefanie Vogele 6–4, 6–3 in the final. In the 2007 US Open, Cornet lost to Jelena Janković in the 3rd round 4-6 6-2 6-3.
Cornet reached 2nd round at Australian Open where she lost to #9 seedCornet reached 2nd round at Australian Open Daniela Hantuchová. Over the following months, Cornet experienced a great level of success on the main tour, reaching the final in Acapulco and the semi-finals in Amelia Island and Charleston (a Tier I event). Cornet entered the 2008 Rome Masters and beat Vera Dushevina 6-1, 6-3 in the first round, Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-2 in the second, world number 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the third, and then received a walkover from an injured Serena Williams to get into the semi-finals. Here she defeated Anna Chakvetadze 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, to reach her first Tier I final. However here she lost to Jelena Janković 6-2, 6-2.
Due to her great run at Rome, she rose to number 30 in the world and was seeded 19th for her home Slam, the French Open. She defeated Julia Vakulenko in the first round 6–4, 7–5 after a stylish display. She then beat clay specialist Gisela Dulko 6–0, 4–6, 6–4 in the second round. However she lost to 14th seed Agnieszka Radwańska 6–4, 6–4 in the third round.
She suffered a poor grass season, making first round exits at Eastbourne (to Amélie Mauresmo 6-1, 4-6, 7-5) and at Wimbledon, to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6, 7-6.
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, 7-6(5) 6-1, however losing 4-6 5-7 to Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the third.
As of 8 September her record for the year stands at 33-18
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Cornet played at the Hopman Cup, an exhibition tournament with Gilles Simon. She defeated Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei 6-4, 6-4 and Italian Flavia Pennetta 7-5, 6-2. She then lost to women's top seed Dinara Safina, 6-3, 6-2.
Cornet began the season at the Medibank International where she defeated 7th seed Nadia Petrova in the first round 6-2,6-4. She then defeated Alisa Kleybanova in the second round 7-6(5), 6-1. She lost to second seed and eventual finalist Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-4.
Cornet is entered as the fifteenth seed at the Australian Open. She played Mariya Koryttseva of the Ukraine in her opening match. She won. In her second round, she played Andrea Petkovic and won 6-1, 6-0 in a stunning match that just lasted 1 hr and 5 minutes. In the third round, she played Daniela Hantuchova and won in a tight match 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. She had two match points against third seed Dinara Safina of Russia in the 4th round before being defeated 2-6, 6-2, 5-7.
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right; Two-handed backhand
Career prize money US$ 766,663
Career record: 120-68
Career titles: 1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking: No. 14 (2 February 2009)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 4r (2009)
French Open 3r (2008)
Wimbledon 2r (2007)
US Open 3r (2007, 2008)