Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cornet gone, but hardly French toast

Alize Cornet was up 4-1 in the first set of her Family Circle Cup semifinal, and we knew that scoreline wouldn't be on the board much longer, but it was nevertheless fun to see the spirited young Frenchwoman come out charging the way she did. Cornet moves beautifully, a la Henin, around the court, and she put some impressive topspin on her shots in the contest against Serena Williams. Cornet lagged toward the end of the first set, and was breathing heavily, then regained her spirit and her accuracy, and gave Williams a run in the second set. Cornet is very strong on both sides; her forehand, however, is really special. She broke Williams three times; Williams broke her five times. I don't know about other surfaces, but on clay, Cornet is someone to watch.

Williams def. Cornet, 7-5, 6-3


tennischick said...

that was a good competitive match. the score line does not capture how difficult it was for Serena to beat her.

tell me something -- where did you get this blog template? i like how wide it is.

Diane said...

It's a standard Blogger template. One of the reasons I like it is because it is so wide.

I thought it was a great match. I knew, going into it, that Cornet wasn't going to fold, but I wasn't sure it was going to be as good as it turned out to be.