Alize Cornet said she felt very proud after ending Iga Swiatek's stunning streak and admitted it felt surreal that she was the one that ended the Pole's run of 37 consecutive wins. In the French Open third round, Cornet shocked first-seeded Swiatek 6-4 6-2 to progress into the Wimbledon last-16.
In the first set, Cornet broke Swiatek twice and that was enough for her to win the first set. Swiatek started the second set with an early break and a 2-0 lead but Cornet responded in a strong way as she earned three breaks in a row and won six consecutive games to complete a straight-set win in style.
"It's a big pride for me to win this match against Iga," Cornet said after the win, per the WTA website. "I mean, what she's done this year is out of this world, and I can't believe I'm the one that actually broke the streak.
This is amazing. I'm very happy to be in the second week again for the second time."
Cornet's mentality remains the same
At the start of the season in Australia, 32-year-old Cornet revealed this may be her final season on the Tour.
After stunning Swiatek, Cornet confirmed nothing has changed in her way of thinking. "No," Cornet said. "I think that's why I'm playing so good, it's because I know it's almost the end. I'm giving everything. I might just play till Roland Garros next year.
That's the plan. But, no, I'm not considering getting back on this decision. We'll talk about it next year, see which position mentally I'm in. I just want to take it match by match. Early when I was walking to Court 1, I was smiling because, 'OK, that might be the last time I'm walking to Court No.
1, so please just enjoy yourself, have fun, take all the good energy.' " Cornet plays Ajla Tomljanovic for her first Wimbledon quarterfinal.