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Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova slips three places in the WTA Top 10, allowing Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep to make rankings gains.

Venus Williams wins Dubai Open title match

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- American Venus Williams scored a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet Saturday to win the Dubai Open Tennis Championships.
Cornet upsets Serena Williams in Dubai semifinals

Cornet upsets Serena Williams in Dubai semifinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Alize Cornet beat world No. 1 Serena Williams for the first time Friday and denied an all-Williams final at the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with wins Thursday.
Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Flavia Pennetta won eight consecutive games Wednesday in beating No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Serena Williams reaches Dubai quarterfinals

Serena Williams reaches Dubai quarterfinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams overcame an early deficit before claiming a second-round win Tuesday at the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Pavlyuchenkova upsets Sharapova, to face Errani in Paris final

PARIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova upset top-seeded Maria Sharapova in the semifinals Saturday and will face Sara Errani for the title of the GDF Suez Open.
Sharapova advances to WTA semifinals in straight sets

Sharapova advances to WTA semifinals in straight sets

PARIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani each won in straight sets Friday to gain spots in the semifinals at the Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.
Errani moves into WTA quarterfinals in Paris

Errani moves into WTA quarterfinals in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Sara Errani had five breaks in a straight-set, second-round win Thursday at the Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.
Suarez Navarro gains spot in second round in Paris

Suarez Navarro gains spot in second round in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- No. 7-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro posted a solid straight-set win Tuesday in first-round play of the Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.
Muguruza continues surprising run at Australian Open

Muguruza continues surprising run at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova both won third-round matches Saturday and Garbine Muguruza continued her strong play at the Australian Open.
Sharapova wins 10-8 in third set at Australian Open

Sharapova wins 10-8 in third set at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova played for nearly 3 1/2 hours in the hottest part of the day Thursday before claiming a second-round win at the Australian Open.
Azarenka, Sharapova move to second round in Australia

Azarenka, Sharapova move to second round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start but won her first-round match in straight sets Tuesday at the Australian Open.
Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

Makarova claims first-round upset win in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova ousted fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic during Monday's first-round play at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Stosur, Pavlyuchenkova advanced to ToC semifinals in Bulgaria

Stosur, Pavlyuchenkova advanced to ToC semifinals in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova notched must-win victories Friday in gaining semifinal berths at the WTA Tournament of Champions in Bulgaria.
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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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