Alize Cornet has had a moment to remember in her career. After almost 63 attempts she has finally made it through to the quarter-finals after facing some tough opponents. In her post-game interview, she praised her opponent for enduring the rough heat conditions.
“Congrats to Simona because I know she struggled a lot and I admire this player so much. She’s such a fighter and an example to me. To beat her today to go to my first quarterfinal is a dream come true.”
A trying match for Alize Cornet
After winning, Cornet burst into tears while holding a towel to her face.
While the heat did prove to be gruesome, the pair made it through a 2 hour and 30-minute game. In the meantime, Halep does feel that the weather put her off and if it hadn’t been the case, she could have won the game. Halep continued to say that she wasn’t injured but felt sick which gave Alize Cornet the upper hand.
So, it is a bittersweet moment for both of them as they both worked very hard in order to win the game. Halep however, has competed in the Grand Slam finals before but the disappointment lies in making it far but not quite.
Competition in the next match
In moving on to her next match, Cornet will go against American tennis player Danielle Collins. In getting to the quarter-finals, Danielle Collins spent almost 3 hours getting past Elise Mertens in her previous match. The weather at that point also had a huge impact on the player’s end game as they were quite exhausted from the heat.
Now, the victory shouldn’t be celebrated just yet as the Grand Slam continues to get harder and harder. All the tennis players that made it to the Grand Slam will be in it to win it. As I’m sure, they didn’t get this far just to get this far right? The trophy is the ultimate victory.
Thus far, some of the greatest tennis players have lost in the Australian Open with some of the underdogs making it to the top this time around. It might be too early to tell who will rise to the top but some of the focus and drive on the court can make one wonder who has the determination to win in the end. We might be very surprised.
Nevertheless, all the finalists thus far have gotten there deservedly. For some, it will be a very first and for others, it will be another chance to win the title.