Vikhlyantseva in first set was really good, she make all those powerful shots close to the line, and Alize couldn't do much, she has a problem to hold her serve in whole first set, but she manage to break Natalia few times but this wasn't enough... In second set Alize try to push more balls, and Natalia make more error which helps Cornet to find her rhythm and play her game. Match was quite good, few nice rallies, great dropshots and net play from Alize, she was really determinate, and I hope that she will play like this till the end of the week. Allez!
Vikhlyantseva is one of the most useless players in the top 100. It's essentially playing against a statue. Once you make her move a little she's done. She has no touch at all either. Some of those misses at the net were laughable.