Australian Open: end of the dream for Alizé Cornet, eliminated in the quarterfinals by Collins

Alizé Cornet, 61st in the world, was eliminated on Wednesday at the Australian Open in her very first Grand Slam quarter-final by American Danielle Collins (30th) 7-5, 6-1. At 32 and on the occasion of her 63rd Major, the Frenchwoman had managed to reach the quarters by dominating in particular the world N.3 Garbine Muguruza and the ex-N.1 Simona Halep.

For his part, 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.

Collins, back after an illness

“It’s an incredible feeling, especially after the health issues I’ve been through,” Collins admitted of the endometriosis she suffered from last year and underwent surgery for. “To be able to come back to that level and fight like I do and be that strong physically is a great reward,” she added.

“Especially when you play against players as strong as the ones I’ve faced in the last two games, real competitors, real great athletes,” she said of Cornet and Belgian Elise Mertens. (26th) dismissed in the round of 16 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Cornet quickly dominated

Wednesday, 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.

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