Monday, May 19, 2008
During the break between sets in the Rome final, young Alize Cornet burst into tears. She was frustrated, she said, because she was so physically exhausted, her body would not permit her to play at a level at which she could really compete. And when the match was over, the young Frenchwoman was clearly distraught. But before the awards ceremony began--while Cornet toweled off her tears--she received a visitor. Winner Jelena Jankovic went to Cornet's chair, reminded her about the major players she had defeated in Rome, and what a bright future she had.