Alizé Cornet, the happiness of a quarter at 32 years old

For his 63e Grand Slam, the Niçoise is living one of the finest moments of her career.

Alizé Cornet released an autobiographical book in 2020, Without compromise, an introspection where she recounted the joys and sorrows of a professional player. And his visceral passion for tennis. “I still love playing and am still just as passionate,” she confirmed on Monday after her stunning success against Simona Halep (6-4, 3-6, 6-4).

From her Australian odyssey in January 2022, she could have titled a chapter, “waking dream”. On the circuit for seventeen years, the Niçoise, who won six titles, was world number 11 in February 2009 and had won a match at Roland-Garros at 15, offers (finally) at 32 a first Grand Slam quarter-final. In Melbourne, facing Simona Halep, former world number 1, Alizé Cornet broke this glass ceiling on her sixth attempt in the round of 16 of a Major.

She will have waited for her… 63e Grand Slam to achieve this performance. She who disputes her 60e major event in a row – a record – in…

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