Alizè Cornet believes that Serena Williams should not have been seeded at this year's Wimbledon. The organizers' choice was strongly criticized by Dominika Cibulkova, who missed a spot in the seeding, dropping down to the 33rd place.
'I am totally against these choices,' said Cornet. 'I understand well that it's Serena and I have full respect for all what she achieved, but with these choices sometimes other people get penalised. Penalising (Dominika) Cibulkova who plays throughout the year, who works hard and manages to earn a seed in a Major is not right.
Serena is so strong that she would still have gone far in the draw. Look at Roland Garros, she still reached the fourth round. I understand that an unseeded Serena is an outsider but the strongest players still go far.' Cornet also spoke about her ambitions: 'I achieved my best result in Grand Slams reaching the fourth round, and despite I work really hard, a big result for me is missing.
I am not that young anymore but, who knows, at 30 I may achieve more,' she said laughing. Cornet is 28 years old and is making her 47th Grand Slam appearance in a row. At this year's Wimbledon lost in the first round to Cibulkova 7-6(3), 6-1.
At the French Open in May, Cornet lost in the second round against her compatriot Pauline Parmentier in three sets, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2. ALSO READ: I am sick of losing to Roger Federer, says Milos Raonic