Alize Cornet is set to face Ashleigh Barty next at the Rogers Cup and the Frenchwoman spoke about her next opponent.
“I love this player, it won’t be easy”, Cornet said. “I love the way she plays. I mean it’s so beautiful to see her play. I think she plays a little bit like a guy, with her big forehand, big serve. She’s not tall, but she has such a big serve. I don’t know how she does that!”
She further added, “She’s a different player, a little bit like Kasatkina. I like the kind of player that shows different things on court – going to the net, slicking on the backhand side.”
“It’s nice because I am also a sort of player that likes to do some variations to my game. It will definitely be a very interesting match. I’m looking forward to it!”
Speaking about their first meeting, Cornet stated, “I think that’s the first time we played. No, we played at Roland Garros like in 2009 or something, I remember now.”
She ended the interview by adding further nice words for the young Australian, “Definitely she is now another player. She surely is a favourite for tomorrow while I used to be the favourite like 10 years ago or something.”
“Different situation, but I can’t wait to play against her.”