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Serena Williams wins again at Brisbane

Serena Williams wins again at Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Serena Williams had another solid victory Tuesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament but world No. 2 Maria Sharapova withdrew from the event.
Stosur, Wozniacki lose in Brisbane

Stosur, Wozniacki lose in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Top 10 players Samantha Stosur and Caroline Wozniacki were beaten Monday in first-round matches at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

Defending Moscow champ Cibulkova advances

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova dropped the first set, then rallied for an opening-round victory over Ekaterina Makarova Tuesday at the Kremlin Cup.
Mattek-Sands posts upset win in Austria

Mattek-Sands posts upset win in Austria

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands earned a second-round berth at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis tournament in Austria with an upset win Tuesday.
Azarenka wins, Kvitova out at China Open

Azarenka wins, Kvitova out at China Open

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka sailed through a first-round win but fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova was ousted in the second round of the China Open in Beijing.
Seeded players sweep 5 Guangzhou matches

Seeded players sweep 5 Guangzhou matches

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Sorana Cirstea led a 5-0 day for seeded players in Wednesday's second-round action at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in China.
Illness forces Bartoli out in China

Illness forces Bartoli out in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Marion Bartoli bowed out of her first-round match at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in China due to illness.
Begu, Vekic make Tashkent Open final

Begu, Vekic make Tashkent Open final

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Qualifier Donna Vekic and Irina-Camelia Begu posted wins Friday that boosted them into the championship match of the WTA's Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.
Begu advances on Tashkent Open upset win

Begu advances on Tashkent Open upset win

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Irina-Camelia Begu battled through an upset of third-seeded Alize Cornet in Wednesday's second-round play of the Tashkent Open tennis tournament in Uzbekistan.
U. Radwanska takes Tashkent opener

U. Radwanska takes Tashkent opener

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Urszula Radwanska was among three seeded players posting wins Monday in opening-day play at the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.

Clijsters ousted in final tournament

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters, playing in what she has said will be her final tournament, lost Wednesday in the second round of the U.S. Open.

Azarenka, Stosur advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur were among the winners Monday in a rain-filled first day of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Wickmayer, Scheepers take Stanford wins

STANFORD, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Belgian Yanina Wickmayer and No. 6 seed Chanelle Scheepers each notched first-round wins Monday to open the Bank of the West Tennis Classic.

Hercog falls, Cornet advances at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- Last year's runner-up Polona Hercog took and early fall while No. 7 seed Alize Cornet advanced Monday at the Palermo Women's International event.
Stosur, Wozniacki ousted at Wimbledon

Stosur, Wozniacki ousted at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur and No. 7 Caroline Wozniacki were both beaten Wednesday at the Wimbledon Championships.
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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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