Jo-Wilfried Tuonga, Gilles Simon, and most certainly Alize Cornet. All of them are closer to the end than they were at the beginning and have decided that 2022 will be their last year as professional athletes. Former world No. Roland-Garros has said farewell to the former world No.
Alize Cornet, for his part, did not announce it publicly but repeated it several times in half-words since the New Year celebrations ended that this should be his final year.
She now seems more free, having celebrated her 32nd Birthday on January 22. As if she were being delivered from a weight.
Alize Cornet, who has been on the circuit since 2005, was a first Roland Garros player at age 15. A second round is at stake. Since 2007, Alize Cornet never missed a Grand Slam tournament. There have been 62 consecutive appearances.
It is however, 2022 is its best year. It started off perfectly with a quarterfinal at the Australian Open. The Nicoise has set a Grand Slam record.
After beating Garbine Muguruza, seeded Ndeg3, and Simona Halep (previous world ndeg1), the American Danielle Collins defeated Danielle Collins at four gates.
Alize Cornet reached third round at Roland-Garros. A remarkable career for the 37th player worldwide, who reached the round 16 only twice during the French Open.
The Japanese Misaki Doi won the first round easily, and then Jelena Ostapenko, the seeded ndeg13 Jelena Ostapenko was eliminated. The adductors inflicted injuries on the French, forcing them to give up on the Chinese Qinwen Zheng without winning a single game.
She has been titled six times in her career. The one who has never reached Top 10 (11th February 2009) continues her dream job on the London lawn.
After a well-arranged first round against Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan, Claire Liu was defeated.
His feat, which is one of his greatest achievements, will be celebrated this Saturday, July 2. Alize Cornet needs only two sets to become the world's No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
Clear and uncontested victory, 6-4, 6-2 in just 1h33. This ends a string of 37 consecutive victories for the Polish. Monumental.
Alize Cornet, after her amazing victory, said "I knew it was possible," It reminds me of my win against Serena Williams eight years ago, on the same N.1 court that brings me luck.
The 32-year old Frenchwoman smiles, "If there were a moment for (Swiatek editor's note), to beat, it was on grass",
But what if it was not over? The round of 16 will see the French challenge Ajla Tomljanovic from Australia, who is currently the 44th best player in the world. Alizee Cornet will face a 29-year old opponent in this match.
The women's tournament table is now open after the elimination of many top seeded players in the first week. Round 16 against the 44th world player, followed by a possible quarter against 17th world player.
If Maria Badosa is not qualified in the final four, then the Nicoise will need to find Maria Badosa who is currently in fourth place in WTA rankings. The Frenchwoman has so far been granted hope.
Alizee Cornet should be playing the US Open and a Grand Slam tournament. She is guaranteed to play, unless she has a physical problem. She can even be seeded. You should be more calm about the future and the likely last months of professional tennis.