French tennis player Alize Cornet picked out the attributes she would like in her perfect player while speaking to the Essentially Sports website in an interview. The former World No. 11 Cornet says, "I would keep my fighting spirit because I think it’s pretty good.
Then the rest, I would take the fitness of Simona Halep. I would get the serve of Serena, definitely, and her power too, because yeah, it’s impressive. Oh yeah, I would get the forehand of Ash Barty, yeah, that’s wow.
I love her game in general, but her forehand is marvelous. And backhand? There’s lots of girls that have beautiful backhand, it’s really not easy. Yeah, maybe I would keep my volleys! Yeah, Ashleigh Barty, she also has such great volley, Petra Martic is a very good volley-er too.
I’d say Petra. She’s my friend, so I would like to add her in my perfect player”. Cornet is currently ranked No. 59 in the world and also spoke about how she picks herself up after a difficult loss. “I mean, all these matches, when you lose the, it’s horrible.
You go back to your locker room, you cry in the shower, and it feels awful. We’re kind of used to it, you know, and we’ve been losing since a younger age, so we’re living with this feeling and we bounce back very quick, that’s the power of a tennis player.
I think it helps you also in the real-life because when you get down, you get up again, and it’s very useful”. The Frenchwoman also spoke about the book she has written which she hopes to release in September if the French Open takes place.
"It’s going out in September, so let’s share this one first in September, hopefully, before Roland Garros, I hope Roland Garros is going to remain in September so that my book will have a real visibility. And then, about the second book, you know, I’m writing it, enjoying writing it a lot, it takes me actually a lot of time during my day, which is nice because sometimes you can get a little bored during quarantine.
So it’s nice to have this kind of a hobby that you really like. We’ll see if I publish it or not, but definitely, in this time of lockdown its been helping me a lot to pass the time and I think this is the main goal of this book. Maybe you’ll hear about it later, I have no idea!”