The French Alizé Cornet, was eliminated Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open by the American Danielle Collins (30th) 7-5, 6-1.
After a tight first set where the Frenchwoman, quickly broken, managed to come back to 5-5 before losing her face-off a second time and the set in stride, the second part of the match was one-sided.
The American quickly led 5-0 and if Cornet saved the honor by winning her face-off once, Collins did not fail to complete the game on her next face-off after 1:28 of the match.
Collins (28) will try to reach the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time by facing the Polish Iga Swiatek (9th) or the Estonian Kaia Kanepi (115th) on Thursday.
“It’s an incredible feeling, especially after the health issues I’ve been through,” Collins said of the endometriosis she suffered from last year and underwent surgery for.