During her career, Alizé Cornet has won a total of 6 WTA singles and 3 doubles tournaments, going up to the No.11 position in the world rankings in February 2009. In the Grand Slam tournaments she reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open 2009, at Wimbledon 2014, at Roland Garros 2015 and at Roland Garros 2017.
She also became the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to defeat Serena Williams three times in a row. In an exclusive interview with Essentially Sports, the French star opened up on Serena Williams victory. “I saw this stat about me, for the last six years, I’ve beaten a lot of top 20 and top 10 players.
Yeah, which is nice but the fact that I have nothing to lose maybe. I know it’s a bit of an easy answer but that’s pretty much the truth. Going on court without any expectations. It’s the expectations that kills the game the most.
When you go on court and have the feeling that you need to win and you actually cannot play freely on court, that’s the worst feeling. And again these top players, I’m just going on court and I’m playing full power I guess.
I have no expectations, I just give everything I have, because I know that if I don’t I will lose anyway. So I guess that makes it a little bit easier and what it shows me is that I have the level to beat these players.
I miss a little bit of this consistency with these results through the year. But you know I’m still looking for this consistency, and I hope I’m not over yet at 30 years of age" - she said.