Cornet: What went wrong, and can she salvage her career?
Coming into the 2009 season, 18 year old Alize Cornet was ranked 16th in the world going into the Australian Open. She was on track with the other top players of her age, like Wozniacki, Azarenka, Cibulkova, etc. At Melbourne, Cornet held two match points against Safina in the fourth round, but ended up falling in three sets. This performance propelled her to a career high ranking of 11 (I think at one point she was a win from top 10?). After this, things all fell apart for Cornet. She only reached the second round twice in her next seven grand slams. As a result, her 2010 ranking ended at 70. She had her best Grand Slam result since 2009, with a R3 here in Melbourne. This makes me wonder,
1. What happened to Cornet? Her immediate results after the '09 weren't bad. Once she hit Miami, it seems like the wheels really fell off.
2. Do you think she can salvage her career? Maybe she'll never be on the brink of top 10, but top 20-30 range?
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