Alizé Cornet’s difficult start to the season continues, with a defeat in the first round of the Lyon tournament against Colombian Camila Osorio, 73rd in the world, in three sets.
Decidedly, nothing is going well for Alizé Cornet in this start to the season, which could well be the last of his career. La Niçoise has still not won a single match in 2023! Beaten at the United Cup by Donna Vekic, then entered Hobart by Elisabetta Cocciaretto and at the Australian Open by Leylah Fernandez, the Frenchwoman, who fell to 58th in the world after losing the points in her quarter-final in Melbourne last year, hoped to rediscover the taste of victory at the Lyon tournament. It missed ! Scheduled in the middle of the afternoon, this Monday, in front of necessarily sparse stands, the player who celebrated her 33rd birthday a few days ago lost to Camila Osorio. The Colombian, 73rd in the world, who faced Cornet for the first time, won 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in 2h22.
Cornet broken six times
Everything had started badly for Cornet, with the loss of her service at the start of the match, but she recovered well by equalizing at 3-3. However, at 4-4, the Niçoise cracked again and therefore let her opponent pocket the first set. The scenario of the second was identical, but in the opposite direction. This time, it was Cornet who broke his opponent first (3-0), but who saw Osorio come back to 4-4, then crack at 5-4, allowing the French to equalize at one set everywhere. It was therefore necessary to play a third, and Cornet again lost his entry service (1-3). But this time, she was unable to regain the opponent’s serve. On the contrary ! The Frenchwoman was again broken at 3-1 and 5-1 and it is therefore Osorio who won this match and will be opposed to Danilovic or Niemeier in the next round. We should now find Alizé Cornet, who has only 148 points to defend until Roland-Garros and should therefore no longer tumble in the standings in the coming months, qualifying for the Doha tournament in just over two weeks.