Player of the week: Alize Cornet

After her great performances in Amelia Island and Charleston, we featured Alize Cornet in our Latent heat section as one of the most promising players on WTA Tour. We warned about her possibilities in the clay season, as her gamestyle perfectly suits this surface. And we were right, as this week Alize has got her best result reaching the final in a major tournament as the Tier I of Rome.

And it wasn't an easy way for Cornet, as she had to went through the qualy to get in to the Main Draw. She stormed past her rivals to reach the quarter-finals, no one was able to take more than 7 games to her, even local Top 20 Francesca Schiavone or World's #4 Svetlana Kuznetsova were destroyed by Cornet. Cornet progressed to the semis by walkover due to Serena Williams injury and there she had to come back from a set down to beat World's #6 Anna Chakvetadze in a very emotional match.

Unfortunately, world's best player on clay since the retirement of Justine Henin, Serbian Jelena Jankovic, was too good for Cornet, who had no chance in the final. But surely she will have more chances to win a big title, and definitively she is one-to-watch in the French Open starting next week
You can watch Alize's gallery here.

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