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Ivanovic moves to 2-0 in Tournament of Champions group

Ivanovic moves to 2-0 in Tournament of Champions group

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Ana Ivanovic won Thursday and moved into prime position to advance to the semifinals of the WTA's Tournament of Championships in Bulgaria.
Halep improves to 2-0 in WTA's ToC group play

Halep improves to 2-0 in WTA's ToC group play

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Simona Halep improved to 2-0 in group play with a straight-set win in the WTA's Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Halep opens WTA Tournament of Champions with win

Halep opens WTA Tournament of Champions with win

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Simona Halep was among the winners Tuesday at the start of the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
Ivanovic gains spot in Kremlin Cup quarterfinals

Ivanovic gains spot in Kremlin Cup quarterfinals

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic swept into the quarterfinals of the WTA's side of the Kremlin Cup with a straight-set win Thursday in Moscow.
Pavlyuchenkova piles up breaks in Kremlin Cup win

Pavlyuchenkova piles up breaks in Kremlin Cup win

MOSCOW, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova dropped just three games Monday in taking a first-round win at the WTA's Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.
Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

TOKYO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- No. 9-seeded Sloane Stephens was on the court less than an hour Sunday in taking a first-round win at the WTA's Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
King earns spot in Guangzhou Open semis

King earns spot in Guangzhou Open semis

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Vania King claimed a long three-set win Thursday in advancing to the semifinals of the Guangzhou Open tennis tournament in China.
Konta and King make Guangzhou Open quarterfinals

Konta and King make Guangzhou Open quarterfinals

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Qualifiers Johanna Konta and Vania King advanced to the quarterfinals of the Guangzhou Open tennis tournament in China Wednesday.
Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

Jovanovski claims first-round upset at Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Bojana Jovanovski, coming off a tournament win, opened her draw at the Guangzhou Open in China with an upset Tuesday of No. 1-seed Sorana Cirstea.

Caroline Wozniacki ousted, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Italian Camila Giorgi knocked out No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka advanced as expected at the U.S. Open Saturday.
S. Williams, Azarenka gain third round at U.S. Open

S. Williams, Azarenka gain third round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 U.S. Open finalists, breezed to second-round wins Thursday at this year's final major tournament.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
Sloane Stephens upends Sharapova, Azarenka advances at Cincinnati

Sloane Stephens upends Sharapova, Azarenka advances at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens upended third-seeded Maria Sharapova and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka also moved on Tuesday in second-round play at the Western & Southern Open.

Williams reaches quarterfinals in Toronto

TORONTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova, who have the best streaks going in women's tennis, set up a quarterfinal meeting Thursday at the Roger Cup.

Magdalena Rybarikova, Andrea Petokovic gain Washington final

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Defending champ Magdalena Rybarikova returned to the Citi Open title match with a semifinal win Saturday, where she'll face Germany's Andrea Petokovic.
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Alize Cornet
Alize Cornet, the world No.14 from France, returns the ball to her opponent, the world No. 6, Venus Williams on the fourth day of the Women's Dubai Championships on February 18, 2009. Williams won the match 6-3, 6-2. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
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Alizé Cornet (born 22 January 1990) is a French professional tennis player and the current French number three (Behind Marion Bartoli and Aravane Rezaï). She was born in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, and has a career-high ranking of No. 11, achieved on 16 February 2009; as of 20 June 2011 she is ranked World No. 69. Cornet also has an extensive juniors record, winning the 2007 Girls' Singles at Roland Garros. She has won 1 WTA title.

She made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open in 2005 and made it to the second round, where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo. In 2006, she reached the second round again by beating Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the first round. She could not repeat this performance in 2007, as she lost in the first round to Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3. Cornet was defeated in the Wimbledon 2007 qualifying event by Olga Govortsova 7–6(12), 3–6, 6–4, but made it to the main draw as a lucky loser when Li Na of China withdrew. Alizé reached the second round before being defeated by the experienced Ai Sugiyama 4–6, 6–0, 6–3. Also in 2007, she won a $50000 ITF tournament in Dnipropetrovsk, beating Stefanie Vögele 6–4, 6–3 in the final. In the 2007 US Open, Cornet lost to Jelena Janković in the 3rd round 4–6 6–2 6–3.

Cornet reached 2nd round at Australian Open where she lost to ninth seed Daniela Hantuchová. Over the following months, Cornet experienced a great level of success on the main tour, particularly on clay, reaching the final in Acapulco and the semi-finals in Amelia Island and Charleston (a Tier I event). Cornet entered the 2008 Rome Masters and beat Vera Dushevina 6–1, 6–3 in the first round, Francesca Schiavone 6–3, 6–2 in the second, world number 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–2, 6–4 in the third, and then received a walkover from an injured Serena Williams to get into the semi-finals. Here she defeated Anna Chakvetadze 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, to reach her first Tier I final. However here she lost to Jelena Janković 6–2, 6–2.

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