Alizé Cornet, Grand Slam longevity champion

The Louis-Armstrong court and a victory against the winner of the last US Open, Emma Raducanu, in the first round. Going down in history, Alizé Cornet benefited from a royal status. On the night of Tuesday August 30 to Wednesday August 31, the 32-year-old French player set a new record: the highest number of consecutive participation in a Grand Slam tournament. By lining up at the US Open 2022, Niçoise signs his 63rd consecutive appearance at a Major. Back to the numbers of a career of extraordinary duration.

63 consecutive appearances in a Grand Slam tournament, a new record

The previous record (62) was held by Japanese Ai Sugiyama, who played from 1992 to 2009 on the circuit. This brand has been running on the head of Alizé Cornet for several years. Having survived serious injuries during her career, the Frenchwoman has not missed a Grand Slam tournament since 2007.

In total, he had 66 Major appearances. This longevity proves that Alizé Cornet has been able to change her game to stay in the top 100 and thus always reach the main draw of Grand Slam tournaments.

At 15 for his first Roland-Garros

Niçoise was only 15 years old when she participated in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in 2005. On the clay of Roland-Garros, she dismissed Alina Jidkova in the first round (7-6, 6-3 ), before lost well in the next stage against Amélie Mauresmo (6-0, 6-2).

Very precocious, however he had to wait until he was 32 years old to achieve his best result in a Major. In January 2022, at the Australian Open, by defeating Simona Halep, she qualified for the first time in her career for the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam. The year 2022 will be decidedly prosperous for Alizé Cornet: at Wimbledon, she reached the round of 16 – her best result there since 2014 – by achieving a success against the world number one Iga Swiatek.

There is only 1 abandonment of a Major

Shadow on the board of the year 2022 for Alizé Cornet, he left at Roland-Garros. For the first time in his career at a Grand Slam tournament, he was forced to stop the match in the third round. Victim of a torn adductors, the player came out under the whistle of the public when he was led by Qinwen Zheng, 6-3, 3-0. A bronca that the Habs have experienced badly who do not accept to question their investment.

15 years in the top 100

Since the first week of August 2007, Alizé Cornet has not left the gratin of the world’s players. The Frenchwoman achieved the best ranking of her career, 11th position in the WTA rankings, on February 16, 2009. Falling back to 59th place at the end of 2021, Alizé Cornet experienced a real resurrection in 2022 (33rd at the start of June, 40th at the dawn of the US Open). Above all, in more than a decade, the player has never fallen below the 60th place (in 2019), proof of incredible regularity.

Over 500 wins

A symbolic milestone. On August 22 in Cleveland (United States), Alizé Cornet won his 500th career victory. If the Frenchwoman did not win any Grand Slam trophies, she won the singles final six times: in Budapest (2008), Bad Gastein (2012), Strasbourg (2013), Katowice (2014), Hobart (2016) . ), Gstaad (2018). In doubles, he won three more titles: Budapest (2008), Strasbourg (2010), Hong Kong (2015). With the French team, he won the Fed Cup in 2019.

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