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