Friday, May 30, 2008

Cornet says "au revoir"

Alize Cornet and Agnieszka Radwanska played the kind of third round French Open match that makes clay court tennis so much fun to watch. There was break after break, and both women played excellent tennis. Radwanska came from 1-4 down in the first set to take that set. When she served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, Cornet broke her. Cornet, however, physically wilted--maybe from the heat, maybe from the pressure...probably from both.

The French are no doubt crushed to see their last hope go out, but there is no doubt in my mind that Cornet is going to make France very proud. I don't yet have a feel for how she does on other surfaces, but she is an instinctive clay player and has nowhere to go but up.

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