Australian Open: feat of Cornet who leaves Muguruza, world n°3

Alizé Cornet achieved a major performance by winning (6-3, 6-3) against the Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, world n°3 and finalist in Melbourne in 61. A gift two days before her birthday.

La Française Alizé Cornet, 61 e world, offered for his birthday the world n ° 3 Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-3, Thursday in the 2nd round of the Open d’ Australia. “In two days, it’s my birthday so it’s the best gift I could give myself”, commented the player who will celebrate her 32 years old Saturday. That day, she will face the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (29e) or the Briton Heather Watson (94e) for a place in the round of 16.

“My state of mind was perfect”

But she didn’t know it yet when she left the Rod Laver Arena victorious on Thursday. “I don’t know who I’m playing against because when I saw the board with Garbine in the second round, I was like ‘let’s wait and see…'” she said. The Spaniard made too many mistakes (16 against 16 à la Française) to worry Cornet who was perfectly in her match.

“My state of mind was perfect. I was super focused, I felt like I was in a bubble. I’m very happy,” she said. The Frenchwoman didn’t have a single break point to save, while Muguruza was under pressure on almost every one of her service games, with a total of 14 break points conceded in the game, 9 of which were saved.

In the first set, Cornet thus obtained at least one break point on each game of serve of his opponent. Of the 10 in total, she converted one. In the second set, the Frenchwoman converted the two break points played, ending the game on the first of three match points in a row obtained on the Spaniard’s serve.

Cornet remained on three consecutive eliminations in the 2nd round in Melbourne where she had reached the round of 16 in 2009. The Frenchwoman participates in her 16th consecutive Grand Slam tournament. She has never reached the quarters yet.