Alize Cornet’s Rome dreams dashed by untimely injury before retirement


Just a week after revealing that the upcoming Roland Garros would mark the end of her career, Alize Cornet has been dealt a setback. She announced that due to an injury, she will be unable to compete at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. This tournament is a crucial event for players to hone their skills on clay ahead of the clay-court Grand Slam in Paris.

Alize Cornet
Alize Cornet last year at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome

On Saturday, during the semifinal match against Lois Boisson at the WTA 125 event L’Open 35 de Saint Malo in her home country of France, the 34-year-old Cornet sustained an injury. This unfortunate incident has forced her to skip the upcoming tournament in Rome.

“I’m so sad not to be able to play in Rome and say goodbye to this tournament that I like so much but the injury that occurred on Saturday during my match in Saint Malo doesn’t leave me a choice,” Cornet wrote on Instagram. “I can’t even say that I will be back next year. So I will just say grazie mille for the memories, Internazionali BNL d’Italia,” she concluded, acknowledging that by next year, her career will have already come to a close.

Despite the setback, Cornet also shared some positive news on Instagram. She celebrated her recent climb in the rankings after a strong performance in Saint Malo, highlighting that she has ascended 8 spots to world No.99. The return to the Top 100 is particularly significant as it comes in the last month of her career. Cornet showed a screenshot of the WTA rankings and exclaimed, “Not done yet!”


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